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Swedish navy stops ship attack in Gulf of Aden

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's Navy says one of its ships detained
seven suspected pirates after stopping them from capturing a cargo
ship in the Gulf of Aden.
Swedish sailors fired warning shots with a cannon, a machine gun
and a sniper rifle early Tuesday to thwart the attack on the M/V
Antonis. The pirates fired a grenade launcher, but Swedish navy
spokesman Anders Grenstad says no one was injured in the attack.
He says the crew of the Swedish corvette HMS Malmo boarded one
of the fishing vessels used by the pirates, but a second pirate
boat escaped.
Seven people were detained by the Swedes, who also seized
weapons and a GPS navigation system.
Two Swedish navy ships are patrolling the pirate-infested waters
off Somalia as part of an EU flotilla.


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