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3 Killed in Barge Attack in Niger Delta

By MarEx 2013-02-05 16:17:00

Armed men attacked an Indian-owned oil barge as military personnel were escorting it through the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Two soldiers and one crewman from the barge were killed during the attack.

The gunmen were deterred by return fire and managed to escape despite being wounded. The incident occurred in the Angiama region of the Niger Delta. Three other crewmembers were injured in the gunfight.

Troops were deployed to the area in an attempt to locate the assailants.

The ship is owned by Sterling Global Oil Resources, part of the Sandesara Group corporation.

Further details are still developing…