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Media: Somali piracy could be rekindled

US-based security firm points to a growing risk of attacks and hijackings in waters near the Horn of Africa in 2016, reports Bloomberg.

After several years with no hijackings and attacks on commercial vessels off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa, the criminal activities could resurface in 2016, warns US-based security and consulting IHS according to Bloomberg.

The reason for this stems from new political unrest in the region where there are signs that the groups which - supported by local politicians - were able to hijack commercial vessels in the years 2005 to 2012, while also enjoying a degree of peace allowing them to negotiate ransoms, seem to be resurfacing in Somalia's so-called Galmudug region.

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