Russian investigators say pirates captured by a Russian warship during an armed operation to free a hijacked Russian-owned oil tanker will be transferred to Moscow to face charges.
A spokesman, Vladimir Markin, said one pirate was killed and 10 captured during the operation early today.
All 23 Russian crew were rescued unharmed.
The tanker was carrying $52 million worth of crude oil when it was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on May 5.
compiled from agency reports