October 11, 2008

We Will Blow Up Ship and Crew, Warn Pirates

World in brief

NAIROBI A spokesman for the pirates holding an arms-laden tanker off the coast of Somalia has threatened to blow up the ship in three days if no ransom is paid. Sugule Ali says the bandits who have been holding the MV Faina for the past two weeks have decided to blow up the ship, themselves and the crew if they don't get the ransom, set at $20m (12m). They said on Thursday that they were willing to negotiate the ransom amount.

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