Danish frigate kills four suspected pirates in Gulf of Guinea

Frigate Esbern Snare, deployed in the Gulf of Guinea, has shot five suspected pirates, four of which are dead, according to the Danish military. No Danish nationals were injured.

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Special forces aboard Danish naval frigate Esbern Snare have killed four suspected pirates and wounded a fifth during a firefight in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the Danish military.

The engagement took place on Wednesday, when soldiers of special operations force the Frogman Corps were to take control of a motor boat with a crew of eight people showing suspicious behavior in the pirate-ridden waters.

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