| Updated at: 1306 PST, Monday, June 27, 2011|
MUMBAI: The five Pakistani fishermen who had been freed from the captivity of Somali pirates have been released from the custody of Indian police and will return home today, Geo News reported.
The Pakistanis include two brothers from Karachi, Auranzeb and Sajjad Hussain, Farhad and Lal Baksh from Thatta and Mohammed Umer from Mir Pur Khas.
They were freed from the captivity of Somali pirates on March 12 by the Indian Navy. An Iranian and Pakistani were killed in an exchange of fire during the rescue mission.
The five Pakistanis were held in an Indian prison for three months because they did not have the necessary diplomatic documents.