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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010 4:03 pm | Updated: 3:47 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

NAIROBI, Kenya — A shootout between rival Somali pirate gangs over their biggest ransom ever threatened to turn an oil supertanker and the 28 hostages aboard into a massive fireball until bandits begged the anti-piracy force for help, a negotiator said Monday.

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