Cameroon says six maritime hostages released

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Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:57 GMT

YAOUNDE, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Six people who were taken hostage off the coast of Cameroon on Sept. 12 have been released, Cameroon&${esc.hash}39;s communications minister said on Thursday.

Earlier this month, Belgian shipping group Jan De Nul said two crew members -- a Croatian and a Filipino -- were taken from a dredger outside the Atlantic port of Douala on Sept. 12, while local media reported a second ship was attacked with four Cameroonian crew taken. (Reporting by Tansa Musa; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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