Four pirates killed off Nigeria’s coast by Danish naval forces


A Danish naval patrol killed four pirates in an exchange of fire in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria, Denmark’s armed forces said on Thursday.

“No Danish soldiers were injured, but five pirates were shot,” the military said.

“Four of the pirates died. One was injured,” it added.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when the frigate Esbern Snare, which has been patrolling the area since early November, attempted to board the pirate boat.

The Danish forces fired warning shots, and the pirates immediately fired back.

“The Danish soldiers…

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