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Attempt to free ship taken by pirates
Radio New Zealand
Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Security forces in the Puntland region of Somalia are trying to free a ship seized by pirates more than two years ago.

A BBC correspondent reports the operation began several days ago.

Three pirates were killed on Tuesday when a pirate boat was intercepted carrying weapons and supplies to the vessel.

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has decreased significantly this year.

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