US says pirates kill 4 Americans on yacht off Somalia

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February 22, 2011 16:51

 
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WASHINGTON — Pirates killed four American hostages they were holding on a yacht off Somalia's coast,  the US military said Tuesday.

The US Central Command said negotiations had been under way to try to win release of the two couples on the pirated vessel Quest.

Gunshots were heard. When US forces reached the yacht, they found four all four hostages had been shot.

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