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Somali Pirates Fired Grenade, Then Killed 4 Americans, US Says

WASHINGTON -- A surprise attack on a U.S. warship preceded gunfire that killed four Americans in what is now the deadliest pirate incident to date, according to a senior U.S. military official. On...

Four American Sailors Shot Dead by Somali Pirates

Four Americans on a sailing vacation were shot and killed by Somali pirates Tuesday in the north Arabian Sea, despite a last-second rescue effort by a team of U.S. Navy commandos. Their yacht, the...

Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Quest Yacht; a Recent Timeline of Bandit Violence

We like to think of pirates as charming rapscallions like Johnny Depp. But modern-day pirates are no shiver-me-timbers joke. They're deadly. Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates last week...

Pirates: Warship Shadowing Hijacked American Yacht

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A warship is shadowing a yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by Somali pirates, a pirate said Sunday, as the vessel was reported to be moving closer to the...


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