November 4, 2019 / 12:48 PM / a month ago

Pirates kidnap four crew from Greek boat off Togo - Togo navy

LOME, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo in the early hours of Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages, the West African nation’s navy said, two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighbouring Benin.

Of the missing crew members, two are Filipinos, one is Greek and one is Georgian, the navy said in a statement. One security guard was also shot and wounded in the attack, it said.

Reporting by John Zodzi and Noel Tadegnon, writing by Anna Pujol-Mazzini, editing by Gareth Jones

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