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Pirates captured after ship attack

March 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Seven pirates opened fire on a German naval supply ship in the Gulf of Aden but were chased down and captured by an international anti-piracy task force, the U.S. Navy and European officials said.

Meanwhile, Yemen reported that pirates had killed a Yemeni fisherman and wounded two others in an attack on a fishing boat Saturday, also in the Gulf of Aden.

The expanse between Somalia and Yemen is one of the world's busiest waterways, and the thousands of ships passing through each year have been plagued by pirate attacks.

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