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A Russian heavy missile cruiser stopped three pirate ships off the coast of Somalia, and detained 10 pirates, according to a statement released Friday by Russian Navy headquarters in Moscow.

The cruiser, Peter the Great, halted two small high-speed motor boats and a mid-size, support vessel on Thursday, the Russians said.

"Ten pirates have been detained. All of them are citizens of Somalia," the press release obtained by CNN stated. Read full article »

-- CNN's David McKenzie contributed to this report.

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