Don’t Try Again

Pirate have warned that any further forced attempts to free the Danish family now being held in captivity on land will result in their execution.

The warning follows a botched rescue attempt Thursday by government forces from the semiautonomous Somali region of Puntland.

“We know they are still in the process of trying to attack us again, but I am telling them that will cost the lives of the Danish people,” a self-proclaimed pirate, Bile Hussein, told The Associated Press.

The Thursday raid by Puntland security turned deadly after the would-be rescuers walked into an ambush. Armed forces tried to surround the village of Hul Anod to free the family but were beaten back before. Hussein said Friday that five security forces and two pirates died in the exchange.

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