It was not immediately clear if the hijackers were fishermen or professional pirates. MOHAMED DEEQ - SBC
BBC: Somalia ship hijack: 'Pirates' release vessel without ransom
Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker have released it without condition, according to officials.
The announcement came hours after the pirates and naval forces exchanged gunfire over a boat believed to be carrying supplies to the hijackers.
The tanker, which was en route from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, was seized on Monday with eight Sri Lankan crew members on board.
It is the first hijack off Somalia's coast since 2012.
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