Italian Navy helicopter attacked by pirates

By Piracy

Probably pirates started shooting on an Italian navy helicopter patrolling off the east coast of Somalia. The pilot was hurt but nothing serious.
The gang attacked from a small boat and had the chance to hit the window, spraying out glass that hit one of the pilots in the neck.
There is operation against the pirates in the area started by European Union. The helicopter didn't fire fearing to injure possible hostages.
The helicopter is back to the Italian navy vessel San Giusto.
Pirates hiding near the coast of Somalia have raked in millions of dollars in ransoms from taken ships in last years. All evolved to an organized international enterprise.
NATO informed that the plan to reduce piracy attacks is going well for the moment.