Somali sailors are pirates, claim Yemeni nationals

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Somali sailors are pirates, claim Yemeni nationalsJun 20 (PTI) Ahmedabad, The 14 Somali sailors, apprehended off the Unna coast in Junagadh district, are pirates, according to the statements of the three Yemeni citizens caught along with them.

Seventeen persons were apprehended off the sea-coast near Nandan village in Unna yesterday. While 14 of them belonged to Somalia, three are from Yemen.

Police had called in a interpreter to record the statements of these persons, as they could not understand English, Hindi or the local language.

“According to the Yemeni nationals, the boat belonged to them and while they were fishing in the sea, these Somali pirates hijacked their boat and kidnapped them and took them to some island near Somalia and confined them for over 15 days,” police inspector B S Limbachiya said.

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