Danish navy frees pirates’ hostages off Somali coast; 2 hostages dead

Image: Heb/Wikimedia Commons Two hostages of suspected Somali pirates died…

Image: Heb/Wikimedia Commons

Two hostages of suspected Somali pirates died after a rescue effort by the Danish navy, an operation that freed 16 other hostages, the Danish military said Tuesday.

A Danish warship, the Absalon, tasked with patrolling waters near the Somali coast to ward off piracy, fired warning shots against what the navy described as a pirate “mother ship” that failed to stop, the military said.

Military personnel then boarded the vessel and found 17 suspected pirates and 18 hostages, two of whom were critically wounded.

Source: CNN

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  • Jman

    Wow! could not of said it any better. Nice post.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Wonder how many lives have to be lost before we all as Nations declare open season on these thugs where the cost to them is no longer profitable. Some folks need to grow backbones and quit hiding behind antiquated and useless international laws that hold their feeble minds hostage to an issue that requires warrior menatlity and actions.