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Captive Bangladeshis returned after four years

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Seven Bangladeshi sailors reached home on Thursday after four years hostage by Somali pirates, saying to be alive was “unbelievable” and portraying their agony with hell. After hard talks with Somali buccaneers, the sailors were freed to return to their families last week. They were held hostage in grim states and were tortured regularly, said the foreign ministry on their release. “It’s unbelievable that I am still alive and free. I want to see my family,” Abul Kashem, 46, one of sailors, told reporters at Dhaka airport. “Every day in captivity was like hell. We were not given proper food. They used to torture us on almost every day for ransom,” Kashem, another sailor said.

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