A freight ship had been hijacked off the coast of Somalia, reports said.
A number of suspected pirates boarded the Sri Lankan-flagged vessel off the country’s northern coast on Monday, residents and officials said.
A spokesperson for the European Union Naval Force, which runs anti-piracy operations in the area, said it was too early to confirm pirate involvement.
If confirmed, it would be the first hijacking of a commercial ship by Somali pirates since 2012.
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