Somali Pirates Seize Danish Family


Danish officials say that Somali pirates hijacked two adults and there three children on a sailboat in the Indian Ocean, the BBC reports. Last week Somali pirates killed four Americans, and they killed two Phillipine sailors last month. Recent editorials and commentaries have questioned whether the U.S. should take a more aggressive approach towards pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

For a story about what happens to sailors abducted by pirates, check out the documentary The Trouble with Pirates. To find out why pirates have exploded in Somalia, check out the documentary Pirateland.

–Joe Spring