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10 Turks kidnapped by armed gang off Nigerian coast: report

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Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that an armed gang attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of the vessel’s crew members, The Associated Press reported.

Anadolu said the ship, the Paksoy-1, was attacked late Monday. There were 18 crew members on board — all of them Turkish citizens.

Turkey’s NTV news station said the pirates approached the ship on speedboats and took 10 crew members hostage. They have not been heard from since, the report said.

The eight remaining crew members were rescued and taken to Guinea, according to NTV. It added that the Turkish Foreign Ministry was trying to locate and rescue the 10 missing Turks.

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