The Danish Navy rescued 16 hostages and arrested 17 pirates off the coast of Somalia on Monday. Two other hostages died of undisclosed injuries. The warship, HDMS Absalon, had followed the pirated vessel for seven days along the Somali coast opening fire on Monday, leading to a surrender by the pirates. Navy spokesman Kenneth Nielsen said 17 pirates were detained in the operation. The nationalities of the hostages have not been released.
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