Hillary Clinton 'deplores' hijacked Americans killings

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described the killing of four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman as a "deplorable act".

The US military said its forces trailing the vessel had responded to gunfire heard aboard but found all the captives shot when they arrived.

The yacht S/V Quest, hijacked on Friday, was owned and sailed by Scott and Jean Adam of California. Also killed were two US passengers, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle.

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