Turkish navy commandos capture pirates

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says navy commandos aboard a frigate have captured 13 pirates in the Indian Ocean.

The military says the commandos aboard Turkey's TCG Gelibolu stopped the pirate vessel on Sunday as it sailed off the Seychelles on a route being used by a Turkish freighter heading to Mombassa, Kenya.

The commandos captured the pirates, destroyed their two skiffs and confiscated other pirate material.

The military says the pirates were photographed throwing weapons and ammunition overboard, but didn't say how close the pirates were to the freighter.

The Turkish frigate is part of an international anti-piracy force patrolling the area, which includes Somalia, where pirates are based.

The military did not say where the captured pirates would be taken.