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Byline: Dominic Wabala And Agencies
Pirates aboard the hijacked weapons carrying Ukrainian ship moored off the coast of Somalia have withdrawn their threat to blow up the ship if ransom is not paid.
The announcement comes as another group of hijackers to over control of a Panamian ship in the Gulf of Aden bringing the total number of hijacked ships to 30 this year.
The pirates through their spokesman, Sugule Ali, had on Friday given a 72-hour ultimatum for the ransom to be paid or they would have blown up the ship, its cargo and crew on by Tuesday morning.
However, Sugule Ali told Associated Press on Wednesday that the pirates who hijacked …