HOBYO –Confrontation between well armored Somali pirates and foreign warships broke out around the coast of Hobyo district, a stronghold of the pirates in Mudug region of north Somalia according to witnesses.
Mohamed Ali, one of the residents of Hobyo district said that the fighting between the pirates and naval forces started as more forces with their warship attacked pirates based around Hobyo district on Monday morning adding that the wounded people were fishers patrolling in the areas where the clash happened.
“Where the clash started was about 30 kilometers to the coast of Hobyo. So one pirate was killed and three fishermen were wounded during the fire exchange between the pirates and forces of the warships who attacked the pirates,” said one of the residents of Honyo district.
More of the residents of Hobyo district had expressed concern over the fighting between the two sides as the sound of heavy gunfire could be heard all directions of the district on Monday morning according to the locals.
The clashes comes as the Somali pirates had been redoubling their activities in the coasts of Somalia, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean for hijacking foreign ships traveling in the coasts of Somalia and its surroundings recently.