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Fighting erupts among rival Somali pirates

June 18, 2012 at 8:48 AM   |   Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 18 (UPI) -- Pirates fired on each other on land on the Somali coast Monday, killing at least one person and wounding many others, residents near the fighting said.

Witnesses in Hobyo, in the Mudug region of Somalia, said fighting broke out when a group of pirates tried to capture another pirate gang, Shabelle Media Network said.

"We woke up this morning hearing the barrage of bullets and sounds of artillery fire exchanging between two groups of Somali pirates," one resident told Shabelle.

Officials said calm had been restored in Hobyo, believed to be a pirate hideout.

Somali pirates have attacked hundreds of ships traveling in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.

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