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Suspected pirates have seized a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship carrying weapons bound for war-torn Somalia, a regional maritime official revealed on Sunday.Andrew Mwangura, the head of East African Seafarers’ Assistance Programme said the ship was en route to war-ravaged Somalia, when Somali pirates attacked and seized on Sunday before diverted it to a northern Somali town called Garacad where it is currently held.”She is one of the regular weapons carriers circumventing the U.N. arms embargo on Somalia,” he told Reuters, adding that the ship now carrying weapons which include light ammunition, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades among others.Somali pirates have confirmed that an arm-laden ship bound for Somali government is under their control but could not comment further for security concerns.

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