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U.S. Captain is rescued from pirates

Capt. Richard Phillips was rescued by U.S. forces Sunday from Somalian pirates after being held captive since Wednesday.

Three of the captors were killed during the rescue mission.

Phillips was placed aboard the Navy destroyer Bainbridge and was flown by helicopter to another ship before he received a medical examination, said New York Times.

The pirates held Phillips since Wednesday in a motorized lifeboat after his crew had been released from the cargo ship.

Phillips was being held at ransom for $2 million.

The FBI began an investigation Saturday into the hijacking of the cargo ship, said CNN News.

The Justice Department will be reviewing evidence to decide whether charges will be brought against an uninjured pirate.