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Pirates kill one, take 17 fishermen hostage

One fisherman was killed and 17 others were held hostage by pirates off the coast of southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi, a media report said Thursday.

world Updated: Oct 03, 2008 08:45 IST

One fisherman was killed and 17 others were held hostage by pirates off the coast of southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi, a media report said Thursday.

Pirates armed with M-16 rifles attacked the fishermen on four fishing boats off the Tawi-Tawi coast, the GMA TV channel reported, adding that one fisherman was shot dead when he fired warning shots.