Kenya's military is claiming that it killed 18 pirates.
A Kenyan military statement said that its forces captured two skiffs on Monday and that 18 pirates were killed. It said that Kenyan forces "hit" three skiffs _ small boats _ on Sunday.
The military statement provided no further details, such as how the pirates were killed or how the military knows there were 18 of them. A military spokesman could not be reached for comment.
Kenyan forces moved into southern Somalia in mid-October to attack militants.