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German navy on foiled pirate hijack

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A German navy spokesperson, Commander Christoph Kohlmorgen, describes how an attempt by Somali pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel was foiled.

Speaking to the BBC's Greg Morsbach, he explained why the six pirates captured by sailors of the frigate Karlsruhe were immediately released.

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