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Alleged pirate says Danish military shot first in Gulf of Guinea

An alleged pirate engaged in a firefight with Danish special forces in the Gulf of Guinea made his statement in a preliminary examination at the City Court of Copenhagen. It ended with the alleged pirate being remanded in custody for a preliminary 25 days.

Photo: Petros Karadjias/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

It was Danish frigate Esbern Snare's Seahawk helicopter that first fired shots against the alleged pirates who entered a firefight with the Danish military in the Gulf of Guinea offshore of West Africa in November last year.

That's the testimony given by one of the alleged pirates, who on Friday makes his statement during a preliminary examination in the City Court of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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