July 05, 2011

Iranians capture pirates

Fars News "A number of Iranian fishers who were attacked and kidnapped by Somali pirates in international waters managed to disarm and arrest their captors." via FNA

'"Owing to the vigilance of the sailors of the Iranian fishing dhow, 6 Somali pirates were disarmed and handed over to Chabahar sea border guards," Lieutenant Commander of Chabahar Sea Border Base Ahmad Asheqi said on Monday.

'According to Asheqi, the Iranian fishers had been sailing in international waters for 38 days before they were attacked and kidnapped by the 6 Somali pirates and taken to Somali coasts.

'Asheqi said the Iranian fishers managed to disarm the buccaneers and sail the vessel towards Iran after several days of captivity.'

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