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Ship hijacked by migrants intercepted

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Latest reports say, the armed forces of Malta have taken control of a ship that had been hijacked by migrants, and brought it into the island’s main port.

The military says a special operations unit boarded the merchant vessel and the Police will now conduct an investigation.

Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has pledged that all international rules will be followed.

The migrants, 100 in number including women and children, had been rescued by the vessel off the Libyan coast on Tuesday night.

But they feared being taken back to Libya and some of them seized control of the ship from its captain.

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