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Royal Marines in firefight with Somali pirates


The Royal Marines have intercepted a boat full of Pirates who were attempting to hijack a cargo ship off Somalia. THe confrontation escalated into a firefight when the Pirates opened fire on the Marines who were approaching their vessel on board RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boat). 3 Somali Pirates were killed in the exchange of fire, with no British casualties incurred.

Further reading:
Royal Navy in firefight with Somali pirates
(Times Online report)

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