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U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Boats Off Somali Coast

A U.S. Navy security team fired warning shots Wednesday at two small boats approaching a navy supply ship off the coast of Somalia, Agence France-Presse reported.

"There were no reports of casualties," Lieutenant Nathan Christensen, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet, told AFP.

The security team aboard USNS John Lenthall, an oiler, fired the shots after “defensive measures” failed to stop the two unmarked vessels, Christensen said.

All the warning shots hit the water, about 50 meters from the closest boat, and the vessels turned away after the shots were fired.

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