Is piracy returning to Somalia? Over the past weeks, Somali pirates have stepped up its attacks against commercial ships sailing in Somalia waters.
Security forces in Galmudug reportedly in the latest kidnapping managed to attack Somali pirates and subsequently freeing nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian commercial boat this month.
Confirming the incident, Galmudug’s minister for ports and sea transport Burhan Warsame, said the pirates took the crew onshore in Galmudug area in central Somalia on Monday where Galmudug forces engaged them two days later.
We rescued the nine crew members and they are healthy and safe was quoted as saying.
The pirates captured the Indian commercial boat known as Al Kausar earlier this month.
Hobyo district commissioner, Abdullahi Ali Ahmed told Voa Somali that they captured four of the pirates in the raid.