Suspected Pirates Kidnap Four Sailors off Togo Coast

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Suspected Pirates have kidnapped four sailors and a guard was shot and wounded, off the coast of Togo on Monday, the country’s navy said.

According to a statement the navy said “armed individuals” launched the overnight attack when the boat was some 10 nautical miles off the coast of the capital Lome.

Armed guards on board the ship tried to repel the raid, it said.

“A member of the armed guard was shot and wounded and the criminals managed to escape, taking four hostages among the crew members: two Filipinos, a Greek and a Georgian,” they said.

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