Pirates charged with attempted murder

6th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Sixteen Somali pirates who were captured as Dutch naval ship Hr. Ms. Tromp tried to check an Iranian fishing boat off the coast of Somalia are suspected of piracy and attempted murder.

The Public Prosecutor’s office announced the charges Wednesday. Researchers from the Dutch military police will further investigate the allegation in the coming weeks.

During the Hr. Ms. Tromp’s mission, gunfire was exchanged between the pirates and Dutch marines.  during the exchange.


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