Pi­rates take chil­dren

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

THREE chil­dren are among seven Danes who were kid­napped by pi­rates in the In­dian Ocean. The three, aged 12 to 16, were taken cap­tive along with their par­ents and two other adults aboard a sail­ing ves­sel that put out a dis­tress call, the Dan­ish For­eign Min­istry said. Re­ports said the ship was on its way to So­ma­lia. It’s be­lieved to be the first time that chil­dren have been vic­tims in the spate of hostage-tak­ing be­dev­illing the waters off of east­ern Africa.

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