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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Somali Pirates: Nine North Koreans Wounded During Pirate Attack

North Korean Economy Watch reports here:
Heavily armed Somali pirates shot and wounded nine seafarers during a bloody attempt to hijack a North Korean cargo ship off Kenya on Wednesday, a maritime watchdog said.

“There was a very violent attack against a North Korean vessel by Somali pirates who used automatic rifles and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades),” Pottengal Mukundan, director of the London based International Maritime Bureau (IMB) told AFP.

“Nine crew members have been seriously injured as a result of the attack,” he added.

Mukundan said Somali pirates, who have become a serious hazard for shipping in the region, attacked the ship which was heading to Mombasa.

“Despite coming under heavy attack, the pirates were unable to board the ship,” he said.

2 comments:

  1. Marcase6:17 PM

    Just me, but I'm always curious what those Norkors may be carrying...

    http://rokdrop.com/2009/08/28/uae-seizes-north-korean-arms-smuggling-ship-bound-for-iran/

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  2. well I was wondering if the ak's and rpg-7's they were attacked with came from NK..since they and China supply a vast amount of arms to African nations.

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