[dehai-news] (AFP) 25 fishermen hurt in attacks off Sudan coast


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From: Biniam Tekle (biniamt@dehai.org)
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 15:16:04 EST


25 fishermen hurt in attacks off Sudan coast

Jan 16, 2009 - 2 hours ago

KHARTOUM (AFP) At least 25 people were injured when around five fishing
boats were attacked by unknown assailants in the Red Sea off Sudan on
Friday, a security official said.

The fishing craft came under attack in Sudanese waters in the Red Sea from
assailants whose identity and method of operation have yet to be
established, the official told AFP.

The injured people were taken to hospital in Port Sudan, the main coastal
town, north of where the attacks took place.

Ten of the fishermen were seriously wounded, an official at a local hospital
said, noting that six of the injured people are Eritreans.

Somali pirates attacked more than 100 boats last year in the Gulf of Aden or
Indian Ocean but no incident was reported in the Sudanese part of the Red
Sea.

Friday's attack could be the first carried out by Somali pirates in that
zone.

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