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2 seized in vessel attack off Nigeria, U.S. official says

By By Barbara Starr
Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:48:27 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 24 2013 07:59:05 AM CDT
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A vessel was recently attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and the captain and chief engineer -- believed to be U.S. citizens -- were taken off the craft, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

The attack happened Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea, off the western African nation's coast, UK-based security firm AKE reported.

Further details about the attack weren't immediately available.

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