A Chinese navy ship has arrested three Somali pirates allegedly behind the hijacking of a cargoship in April.

The trio were handed over to Somali authorities in Puntland, Reuters said.

Chinese and Indian warships saved the 35,000-dwt OS 35 (built 19998) when it came under attack in the Gulf of Aden.

The men included an alleged pirate leader known as Aw Kombe.