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Extraordinary development. One the key reasons for the upsurge in Somali piracy was the illegal fishing off its coast, which forced indigenous fishermen with their livelihoods threatened to arm themselves with AK47s and attack cargo ships. Now, with hijackings much more difficult, following the widespread adoption of armed guards, the pirates have begun to acts as armed guards for the very trawlers they once accused of illegally fishing in Somali waters, and are now said to be turning their guns on Somali fishing boats.

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