EU force frees Somali 'pirates'

Published: March 26, 2010

The EU’s naval force has freed six Somali pirate suspects, a day after they were captured trying to hijack a vessel off the East African coast.
Cmdr John Harbour said the men had to be released because the crew of the cargo vessel refused to give evidence.
The suspected pirates were allegedly part of a gang who attacked the Panamanian-flagged ship MV Almezaan.
Security guards on board the ship opened fire, killing one of the attackers before an EU warship arrived.
It is believed to be the first time that private security guards have killed a pirate in recent years.
Source:BBC News

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