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2 U.S. mariners kidnapped by pirates

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According to a U.S. defense official, a commercial ship near the coast of Nigeria was attacked by pirates and two U.S. mariners were kidnapped.

The official stated Thursday a captain and engineer were kidnapped Wednesday afternoon in the Gulf of Guinea. 

The two were kidnapped from the U.S.-flagged ship C-Retriever and are believed to have been taken to shore in Nigeria.

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