TV: Turkish security forces overpower ferry hijacker

By REUTERS
November 12, 2011 06:26

 
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ISTANBUL - Turkish security forces overpowered an assailant on Saturday some 12 hours after the hijacking of a passenger ferry by suspected Kurdish militants, Turkish broadcasters reported.

Earlier reports said up to five assailants had taken some 20 people hostage during a journey in the Sea of Marmara in northwest Turkey before the high-speed "sea bus" ran low on fuel and had to anchor west of Istanbul.

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