Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept the entire Indian crew members hostage.

A pirate told the AP that the Indian crew's ordeal was being prolonged in retaliation for the arrests of more than 100 Somali pirates by the Indian Navy. Pirate Hassan Farah said: “We released the other crew members who sailed away from our coast. We will keep these Indians until the Indians release our colleagues.”

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