Reuters is reporting that pirates off the coast of Somalia have seized a Kenyan vessel, The Rozen, in the port of Puntland. The Rozen had recently off-loaded 1800 Metric Tons of UN Food Relief, before being stormed by gunmen wielding AK-47s. A US Navy Ship was contacted by the Somali City Police for assistance and is heading to the port.
Pirate attacks have become common again since the Islamist Group was removed from power. The Somali Pirates are allegedly well trained and armed, and wear uniforms. Other attacks by Somali pirates, in the past, have been unsuccesful having been fended off by cruise ships and Chinese fishermen.
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