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Malta's army recaptured small tanker that was hijacked by migrants

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Malta's army recaptured small tanker that was hijacked by migrants
The merchant ship Elhiblu 1 arrives in Senglea in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi   -   Copyright  DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI(Reuters)
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VALLETTA (Reuters) – A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants it had rescued off Libya has been boarded by Maltese soldiers, the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM)said on Thursday.

The 108 migrants were picked up by the cargo ship Elhiblu 1 and hijacked the vessel when it became clear that it planned to take them back to Libya.

(Reporting by Chris Scicluna; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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