Pirates Kill All 4 American Hostages

US officials have killed or captured all the pirates
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 8:50 AM CST
In this June 11, 2005 photo provided by Joe Grande, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle are seen on a yacht in Bodega Bay, Calif.   (AP Photo/Joe Grande)

(Newser) – The four Americans on a yacht captured by Somali pirates Friday have been shot and killed by their captors, NBC News reports, and US forces killed two pirates and captured the remaining 13. Phyllis Macay, Robert Riggle and the yacht’s owners Jean and Scott Adam were captured on a round-the-world sailing trip while off the coast of Oman in the Indian Ocean. The pirates had headed toward waters between Yemen and northern Somalia. A Somali pirate said Sunday that a warship had been shadowing the yacht.

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