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Somali militants deny piracy

Militants who captured a South Korean fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia denied on Wednesday that they were pirates and said they were defending their waters from illegal fishing. The 361-ton 628 Dongwon was seized on Tuesday afternoon by eight armed men who approached in two speedboats firing guns. South Korea’s foreign ministry said all 25 crew members – eight South Koreans, nine Indonesians, five Vietnamese and three Chinese – were being held captive although they were confirmed to be safe. Full Story

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