AP reports that investigators in Denmark believe that two hostages killed during the rescue of a dhow hijacked by Somali pirates were most likely killed by friendly fire from the Danish warship, HDMS Absalon. Military prosecutors say that a Danish soldier who opened fire on the dhow in an attempt to force it to stop accidentally killed an Iranian and Pakistani hostage.
The story suggests that no charges will be formally brought against the soldier due to the inherently dangerous nature of anti-piracy operations.
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