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Piracy latest: Greek captain killed in attack on trawler

Piracy latest: Greek captain killed in attack on trawler

Athens: Armed men attacked a Cameroon trawler at the weekend and killed the Greek captain, writes AFP. The diplomat said the unidentified men struck Friday night off Kribi, southern Cameroon. No further details of the incident or the identity of the captain were available from the Greek embassy in Yaounde or the Cameroon Defense Ministry, which said it was still gathering information.

The independent daily Le Jour said two trawlers were intercepted by some 10 pirates aboard motorized canoes, who held the crews before making off with a total of 2.9m CFA francs ($5,700) found on board. The Cameroon navy, based at Kribi, pursued the pirates after the alarm was raised but failed to catch them, the report said.  [27/01/09]

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