Somaliland seizes six Somali pirates
“After received intelligence reports from neighboring Yemen, we were keeping truck of the pirates and today our naval forces managed to intercept them” Ator explained.”
The coast guards of Republic of Somaliland have seized at least six Somali pirates and their boat, according to Somali-language website Hadhwanaag.com.
The website said Thursday that Mohammed Yusuf “Ator,” chief of Somaliland coast guards in the Sanaag region, told reporters that the pirates were detained off Maydh, a coastal district about 90 kilometers east of the town of Erigabo, the regional capital of the Sanaag region
The official noted the pirates were armed with a variety of weapons including shoulder launched missiles, AK-47 assault rifles, hand grenades and other weapons in an attempt to hijack commercial ships and boats using Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden shipping lanes.
“After received intelligence reports from neighboring Yemen, we were keeping truck of the pirates and today our naval forces managed to intercept them,” Ator said at a press conference in Erigabo. The arrests were made about 4 p.m. Wednesday local time.
He said investigations are underway and that the pirates will be transferred to Hargeisa to face trial.