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Pirate: Danes will die if rescue attempted

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nairobi (AP):

A pirate in Somalia is warning that they will kill their Danish hostages if any rescue attempt is made. Abdullahi Mohamed told The Associated Press that he has ties with the gang holding the Danish family including three children. Mohamed has provided reliable information to AP in the past. Mohamed said yesterday that any attack against the pirates would result in the deaths of the hostages, and he referred to the killings last week of four American hostages taken captive by pirates on their yacht.

The sailboat of the Danish family was seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean last Thursday. The hostages include a couple, their three teenage children and two adult crew members.