"Initially, we thought some 50 fishermen were abducted, but we found more than 60," said Alam, adding the pirates abandoned the fishermen as naval personnel closed in.It's a start.
No pirates have been arrested, he said.
Armed pirates routinely rob, kidnap or extort money from fishermen working along the coastline, and the government has deployed a force of 300 men to tackle the problem.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
"Bangladesh rescues 60 fishermen from pirates" by the AFP: