Somali Militants Detain Foreigners on Fishing Vessel

May 13, 2015 4:42 PM

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Islamic extremists have detained foreign sailors, who may be Iranian, and seized their fishing vessel that washed up on the Somali shore, according to residents of a central Somali coastal town.

Somalia's al-Shabab rebels detained Iranian fishermen whose vessel had developed mechanical problems and drifted into the militants' stronghold, Yasin Maalin, a resident of El-Dher town in the coastal region of Galgadud, told The Associated Press by phone.

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