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Pirate killed off Somali coast, says Nato

2012-10-25 08:59

Brussels - A pirate was killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire with a Dutch warship off the Somali coast.

"The frigate HNMLS Rotterdam, flagship of Nato's anti-piracy taskforce Ocean Shield came under fire from suspected pirates," said a Nato statement.

The ship responded and the dhow caught fire, it said, adding that members of the small boat's crew were then seen jumping into the water.

One member of the dhow's crew died while 25 were rescued by the crew of the Rotterdam, the statement added.

Comments
  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-10-25 09:21

    Why would you attack a warship...are they desperate..

  • john.enstrom.5 - 2012-10-25 09:36

    Hmm a likely story... The overloaded Dhow attacks the Battleship... Dont get me wrong, Im happy the bastard went to meet Jesus, but the press release could be more realistic.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-25 11:39

    Why the hell do they rescue them. Kill them all. They are filth!

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