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11 pirates arrested in Puntland

(BRUSSELS2) Police in Puntland (autonomous region of Somalia) arrested 11 pirates in the village of Gabac near Eyl. " The police came on patrol from the ocean, they arrested 11 pirates, with weapons, gasoline. explained General Khalif Issa Mudan during a press conference in Garowe, reports the Somalia Report site. " A fast pirate ship was seized and destroyed. (...) The pirates tried to flee ". These suspects are members of the Garaad group, which is responsible for negotiating the ransom of the Algerian ship MV Blida. They will be brought before the court of Garowe. "Further arrests may follow warned the general.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).