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Yemen: fisherman killed during pirate chase

Yemen: fisherman killed during pirate chase

Two Yemeni security officials say a local fisherman was killed and three wounded during a Russian operation to foil an attempted pirate attack on a Dutch container ship in the Gulf of Aden.
The officials _ from the Interior Ministry and the coast guards _ say the fishermen were shot when a Russian navy helicopter opened fired at three suspected Somali pirate speedboats trying to attack the Dutch vessel Tuesday.
They say the fishermen happened to be in two boats nearby.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. They said a preliminary investigation showed the fishermen were hit by fire from the helicopter.
The Russian Defense ministry said it had no information on the claim.


Updated : 2021-06-24 01:38 GMT+08:00