Somali pirate along the coastline
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EU forces in attack on Somalian pirates

EU naval forces have conducted their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.

The EU forces were transported by helicopter to the pirate bases near the port of Haradhere.

Anti-piracy forces have been reluctant to attack mainland bases, fearing for the crew of captured ships.

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner gives more details of the attack on the Somalian pirates.

  • 15 May 2012
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