Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking one crew member | Reuters

MOGADISHU Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took one of the 11-strong crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said. 'Our Galmudug forces attacked and rescued the Indian ship – however, the pirates disappeared with one crew and we are pursuing them,' Hirsi Yusuf Barre, mayor of the town of Galkayo in Galmudug state, told Reuters. 'There were no casualties.' The Al Kausar was seized earlier this month

Reuters April 10, 2017 23:15:06 IST
Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking one crew member
| Reuters

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow taking one crew member
 Reuters

MOGADISHU Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took one of the 11-strong crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.

"Our Galmudug forces attacked and rescued the Indian ship – however, the pirates disappeared with one crew and we are pursuing them," Hirsi Yusuf Barre, mayor of the town of Galkayo in Galmudug state, told Reuters. "There were no casualties."

The Al Kausar was seized earlier this month. Galmudug is a federal state within Somalia that operates its own security forces. (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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