Pirate town 'under control' of Somali insurgents

Somali insurgent group Hizbul Islam took control of the pirate town of Haradheere on Sunday, pirates and residents said.

Pirate town 'under control' of Somali insurgents

Somali insurgent group Hizbul Islam took control of the pirate town of Haradheere on Sunday, pirates and residents said.

Pirates said Hizbul Islam sent agents to the coastal town a few days ago demanding a slice of the business. The pirates said they refused and the insurgent group entered Haradheere in armed pickup trucks without a fight on Sunday.

"They have entered the town now. Their fighters are in every street," resident Mohamed Hussein told Reuters. "They came with 14 battlewagons. Many pirates fled with cars from the town."


Reuters

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