Report from Harardhere, Somalia
6am 14th March 2010
Harardhere, (RBC Radio) A pirate source in Somalia had said Rachel Chandler, one of British couple held by pirates is wounded with a bullet from pirate’s gun.
A pirate spokesman called Ali Gedow in Harardhere, the main hub of Somali pirates where the couples are kept hostage had confirmed after he had a phone
contact to Ahmed Mohammed, Somaliland parliament member
“I can confirm that Mrs. Chandler was wounded with a small bullet from one of the pirate’s gun”, the pirate had told to Ahmed Mohammed, Somaliland parliament member
who had a direct contact with this case since the couples were kidnapped.
Ahmed Mohamed (known as nacnac) is prominent Somaliland parliament member in Hargeisa and he told that pirate spokesman had contacted him late Saturday afternoon. He said that the pirate spokesman told he could not confirm whether Mrs. Chandler had died but he is assure she is wounded.
“He did not want to say why she was wounded, but he said to me he will tell more later”, the parliament member told RBC Radio
The British embassy in Nairobi had been informed in this case but there is no any response yet.
The British couple held hostage by Somali pirates have been recently reunited after weeks of separation. The pirates are still demanding a £1.4m ransom for the Chandlers,
Paul Chandler, 60, and wife Rachel, 57 were seized from their yacht on October 22 last year.