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Pirate says captain of ship hijacked Monday dies

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A self-proclaimed Somali pirate says the captain of a ship captured earlier this week has died of wounds suffered during the hijacking.

The pirate, who only gave one name, Sa'id, says the captain died Tuesday night from internal bleeding.

The EU Naval Force has said the Virgin Islands-owned chemical tanker the Theresa was taken on Monday with 28 North Korean crew members on board.

News of the captain's death comes the same day pirates tried to attack the Maersk Alabama for the second time.

The U.S.-flagged cargo ship was attacked last spring and its captain taken hostage for five days. Guards on board the Maersk Alabama repelled Wednesday's attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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