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Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel - Somali official
May 23, 2017 / 2:52 PM / 4 months ago

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel - Somali official

BOSASSO, Somalia, May 23 (Reuters) - Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said.

“A group of Somali pirates captured an Iranian fishing vessel and are using it as a mother ship in order to hijack (other) ships,” Ali Shire, the mayor of Haabo in the northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland, told Reuters. (reporting by Abdiqani Hassan; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by Gareth Jones)

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