Ammunition-packed pirate boat blown up

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A boat belonging to alleged Somali pirates went up in a ball of flames after being destroyed by British commandos in the Indian Ocean. The assault by Royal Marines off the coast of Africa is part of the continuing battle to make shipping lanes safer in the region.

It comes less than a week after British cruising sailors Paul and Rachel Chandler were released by Somali pirates that had kidnapped them 13 months ago.

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