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Somali pirates pick the wrong ship to attack

Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000-ton flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said Wednesday.

The crew of La Somme, a 525-foot command vessel and fuel tanker, easily slapped back the brazen nighttime assault by lightly armed fighters on two lightweight skiffs and captured five pirates, a spokesman said.

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