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Paris: Starts first trial of somali pirates in a western country.

Europe Security News.- French forces have been pursuing Somali pirates for several years Photo Credit AFP

Six men have gone on trial in Paris over an attack on a yacht in September 2008, in the first French prosecution of suspected Somali pirates.

They are charged with hijacking, kidnapping and armed robbery after allegedly seizing the boat and its crew, a married couple both aged 60.

French special forces stormed the yacht off Somalia, freeing the couple. A seventh suspected pirate was killed.

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