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Pirates Kidnap 2 Americans

Posted Thursday, October 24th 2013 @ 1pm  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Pirates have kidnapped two Americans after attacking an oil supply ship off the Nigerian coast, according to a US defense official. The 222-foot C-Retriever was attacked yesterday morning; a captain and engineer were taken, and the AP reports it is believed they were brought ashore. The incident occurred in the international waters of the Gulf of Guinea, a location that Reuters reports has seen pirate attacks increase by a third this year.

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