South Korean prosecutors say they have indicted five suspected Somali pirates for attempted murder, hostage taking and robbery. If convicted, they could face life imprisonment.

The five men were arrested last month after South Korean commandos raided the South Korean-operated Samho Jewelry, which had been seized by pirates a week earlier.

The commandos rescued all 21 crew members and killed eight other suspected pirates.

The ship's captain was shot in the stomach and is being treated in a South Korean hospital.

The Busan prosecutor's office said Friday that Captain Seok Hae-gyun suffered a life-threatening wound from a pirate. He was also accidentally shot by the commandos.