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Pirates seize 2 ships off Somalia: IMB
Two vessels, an Iranian bulk carrier and a Japanese-operated tanker, have been seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia, the International Maritime Bureau said yesterday.
"Both ships were attacked and hijacked this morning," said Noel Chong, head of the International Maritime Bureau piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur.
Yesterday's seizures came after a Malaysian oil tanker, with 39 crew on board and laden with palm oil, was hijacked on Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden.
Darfur clashes
More than 50 Arab tribesmen were killed on Wednesday in armed clashes over water and grazing land in South Darfur, a senior member of one of the groups said yesterday.
The fierce fighting between the nomadic Rizeigat and Misseriya tribes was also fuelled by bad blood over past killings and the ready supply of small arms in the region, said Sadig Babo Nimir, brother of the leader of the Misseriya.
Nimir said the fighting broke out on Wednesday morning in the remote Abu Jabra area, close to the region's border with southern Kordofan.


Updated : 2021-05-17 21:46 GMT+08:00