US Navy captures suspected pirates after gunbattle

A US warship has seized five suspected pirates after an exchange of fire in the Indian Ocean west of the Seychelles, the US Navy says.

Its statement says the USS Nicholas sank a skiff and captured a suspected mother ship in international waters.

The incident happened at 1227 local time when suspected pirates opened fire on the warship.

The warship returned fire before commencing pursuit to disable the skiff, the statement said.

BBC News

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