• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

INDIA

Nine Indian crew members rescued from Somali pirates

By: Sarwar Alam

Somali security forces clashed with pirates early on Wednesday (12) and freed nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian cargo ship this month, officials said. The pirates seized the dhow Al Kausar off Somalia’s coast, part of a surge of attacks after years without a reported incident. The kidnappers took the crew onshore in central Galmudug state on Monday and clashed with troops two days later, the territory’s minister for ports and sea transport, Burhan Warsame, said. “We rescued the nine crew and they are healthy and safe,” he added. Hirsi Yusuf Barre, mayor of Galkayo town in the area, said…

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