Fridtjof Nansen under fire in Somalia
Two sailors were killed in an exchange of fire off the northeast coast of Somalia on Nov. 1, after apparently trying to attack a Norwegian warship, Somali officials and an EU naval commander said.
Three others were injured in the incident at around 1:00 am (2200 GMT Saturday) when fishing boats were stopped and checked at sea as part of efforts to combat piracy in the region, Somali officials said. The two dead fishermen were a Yemeni and a Somali, reports AFP.
A European Union naval commander said that a Norwegian warship came under heavy gunfire early Sunday as it inspected a dhow off the northeast Somali coast. The Norwegian sailors escaped unharmed, but they returned fire in self-defence.
The KNM Fridtjof Nansen was attacked 12 nautical miles east of Alula, said an earlier statement from the mission.