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Six people reportedly taken hostage by pirates near Nigeria.
Pirates reportedly took six foreign sailors captive off the coast on Nigeria, according to security sources cited by Reuters on Tuesday.
Three Ukrainians, two Indians, and one Russian were said to have been taken captive on Sunday in what would be the third kidnapping incident in Nigerian waters in the last 10 days, said security reports.
The International Maritime Bureau said the attack on the Armada Tuah took place about 40 miles off the Nigerian coast in the Brass oil area, according to Reuters.
The incident has yet to be confirmed and additional details were not immediately available.
Piracy is on the rise throughout Western Africa's Gulf of Guinea region.