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Muslim Pirates Hijack UN Ship Off Somalia

From the terrorists’ own news agency, Al Jazeera:

Piracy is common off the Somali coast

Somalia pirates hijack UN ship

February 25, 2007

Pirates have hijacked a cargo ship delivering UN food aid to northeastern Somalia.

The ship, NV Rozen, had just delivered 900 tonnes of food aid to the semi-autonomous region of Puntland when the pirates attacked, said Stephanie Savariaud, a spokeswoman for the UN’s World Food Programme.

“We know it has been hijacked by pirates but we do not know how many pirates there are,” Savariaud said.

The ship was contracted by the WFP to deliver food aid to Somalia.

Andrew Mwangura, head of the Kenyan chapter of the Seafarers Assistance Programme, said the pirates had not yet made any demands.

It was not immediately known if any of the 12 crew members aboard – six from Sri Lanka and six from Kenya – were injured in the attack.

The ship is currently being held close to the island of Ras Afun, just off the Puntland coast.

The vessel has lost contact with its home port of Mombasa in Kenya and it is unclear if the hijackers are armed, said Mwangura…

Further proof that there is no honor among thieves.

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