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Five suspected pirates detained

January 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Denmark said it would keep five suspected pirates in custody while it explores legal action after an attack on a Netherlands Antilles-registered freighter off the coast of Somalia.

The Danish navy caught the suspected pirates Friday in the Gulf of Aden after receiving a distress call from the freighter.

The Danes intercepted and sank the suspected pirate vessel after the freighter crew set it on fire with a distress signal rocket, forcing the alleged pirates into the water.

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