2 Pirates Killed and 1 Injured While Trying to Hijack Ship



In an incident that was confirmed by anti-piracy official in the semi-autonomous Puntland region that foreign naval forces have reportedly shot down two pirates and wounded another when they tried to attack an ship.

What happened?

On Saturday, Somali officials said that foreign naval forces in the International waters shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits unsuccessfully attempted to hijack a ship.

Navy opens fire:

Ahmed Abdullahi, an official with the anti-piracy force in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, said the two killed men were part of a group of nine pirates in a boat approaching an unidentified ship near the Gulf of Aden when a naval force opened fire on them.

Six pirates escape:

He said the six other pirates survived the attack and escaped.

Residents in Durduri, a coastal village in Sanaag region, said that on Sunday morning they found two dead bodies, apparently left by the pirates, near the coast.

Increase in piracy due to foreign shipping:

In recent weeks there has been a resurgence of piracy off Somalia’s coast, after five years of inactivity.

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Source: VOA News


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