Somali Pirates Free South Korean Ship's Crew

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea says Somali pirates have freed a South Korean ship and its 43 sailors.

The Foreign Ministry said two South Korean, two Chinese and 39 Kenyans were released Wednesday. Their ship is sailing away from Somalia toward international waters.

The release comes four weeks after South Korean commandos raided a different hijacked ship in the Arabian Sea, rescuing all 21 crew members and killing eight Somali pirates.