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A Dutch navy helicopter was shot at on Thursday off the coast of Somalia, according to a report from the Ministry of Defence.
The Lynx helicopter from the frigate HMS Van Amstel was not in serious danger of being downed. “The unit conducted a reconnaissance flight at high altitude'' said a spokesperson for the ministry, who added that gunfire was observed during the flight.
So far, it’s unclear if the shots were being targeted from the ground and the type of weapon used is also unknown.
The HMS Van Amstel is part of the EU’s fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia, called Operation Atalanta. The Netherlands isalso taking part in Ocean Shield, NATO’s anti-piracy operation in the region. Starting in June, the HMS Evertsen will join the NATO mission.
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