Pirates, PMPF exchange fire

Somali force and pirates aboard hijacked vessel exchange fire

Somali maritime forces have exchanged gunfire with the hijackers of an oil tanker in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the head of the maritime force said.

“We tried to intercept a boat that was carrying supplies to the pirates, but pirates on the ship fired on us and so the pirate boat escaped,”┬ásaid Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan, the director general of the maritime force in the semiautonomous northern region of Puntland.

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Source: reuters.com

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