It appears Islamic fundamentalists in Somalia have turned on the pirates responsible for the seizure of foreign ships, including a Saudi Arabian oil tanker.
Dozens of fighters have stormed a port in the country, furious that the pirates have started attacking ships from Muslim countries. It is thought they were looking for the Sirius Star, believed to be anchored somewhere along the coast. Its 25-man crew is being held hostage for millions of dollars.
The number of foreign ships being attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean has risen sharply in recent months.