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The European Union’s anti-piracy naval force operating off the coast of Somalia says it has sunk a suspected pirate vessel and seized another.

The operation was carried out by a German warship in the waters between Somalia and the Seychelles.

The suspect vessels had first been spotted by a Luxembourg patrol plane.

Suspected pirates rounded up during the operation were later released.

The EU force has intensified its efforts to disrupt pirate activity. The force says that in the past week it has taken more than 40 suspected pirates into custody and put two pirate “motherships” out of action. But the force acknowledges pirate attacks and hijackings are likely to continue.

Source: VOA News

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