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Somali pirates up ante

AFP Video - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 10:00 EST

Canadian peacekeepers try to assist food shipments to Somalia even as piracy takes more daring turns, such as the hijacking of a massive supertanker Monday

Reuters

MOGADISHU — An Indian warship destroyed a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden and gunmen from Somalia seized three more vessels despite a large international naval presence off their lawless country.

The buccaneers have taken a Thai fishing boat, a Greek bulk carrier and a Hong Kong-flagged ship heading to Iran since Saturday's spectacular capture of a Saudi supertanker carrying $100-million of oil, the biggest ship hijacked in history.

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