say pirates attacked a Chinese in a rare attack off that ended with four suspects dead.
The pirates forced the crew to hand over their cargo of fish before being caught by security forces.
Police spokesman Mohamed Samura says four of the eight pirates were killed early Wednesday in a clash with the Sierra Leone navy. Two were shot and two drowned. The other pirates were arrested.
Samura said the pirates are from neighboring Guinea.
Piracy has become increasingly common off the coast of Somalia in. But it is relatively uncommon in West Africa.