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African pirate attacks 'spreading'


The BBC has been given footage of a pirate attack off the coast of Africa.

But unlike other high-profile attacks off Somalia this one was off the West Coast where there are few coalition warships on patrol.

The International Maritime Bureau says it knows of more than 100 pirate attacks on shipping off West Africa last year but most of them were not reported.


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