Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors today, the US military said, marking the first time US citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.
US naval forces who were trailing the Americans' captured yacht with four warships quickly boarded the vessel after hearing the gunfire. They tried to provide lifesaving care to the Americans, but they died of their wounds, US Central Command in Tampa, Florida said in a statement. . . .
The Quest was the home of the Adams who had been sailing around the world since December 2004 with a yacht full of Bibles.
Americans have no business in pirate infested waters off the coast of Islamic Somalia . . . distributing Christian Bibles.
It's asking for trouble.