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Somali Pirates Suspected Kidnapping Aid Workers October 26, 2011

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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Somali pirates are suspected in the recent abduction of 3 aid workers who were working in Somali for a Danish aid group.  The group issued a statement that said:  “Today, at 3 pm (1200 GMT) in Somalia, three staff members from the Danish Demining Group have been kidnapped. One is a Somali man, two are international staff members, an American woman and a Danish man.”  Earlier this month  Somali gunmen kidnapped two Spanish staff working for Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya on October 13 and took them across the border into the anarchic Horn of Africa nation.  A Somali pirate who gave his name as Abdi told Reuters from Galkayo that a group of pirates was behind the abduction and the captives were being taken to a coastal haven.Previously, three people had been kidnapped from Kenya by Somali pirates and one killed.  As more vessels employ BMP and armed guards it is clear that pirates will simply look for new avenues to replace he revenue they are losing.

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