A freight ship has been hijacked off the coast of Somalia, reports say.
A number of suspected pirates boarded the Sri Lankan-flagged vessel off
the country's northern coast on Monday, residents and officials say.
A spokesperson for the European Union Naval Force, which runs
anti-piracy operations in the area, said it was too early to confirm
If confirmed, it would be the first hijacking of a commercial ship by
Somali pirates since 2012.