Danish children held by pirates
A family of five including three children aged 13, 15 and 17 have been kidnapped by Somali pirates, officials have confirmed.
The group, all from Denmark, were sailing their boat around the Indian Ocean when they were taken hostage along with two members of their crew.
The pirates have now warned that they will kill the hostages if any rescue attempt is made.
Danish naval command received a distress signal from the vessel on February 24, the country’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
“It can now be confirmed that the sailboat has been hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean,” the ministry said.