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pirates, again

pirates, again

Pirates in the Arabian Sea hijacked a yacht carrying seven Danish citizens, including three children, the Danish government said Monday, in the first reported attack on a small pleasure vessel since four Americans were killed by their pirate captors last week.

That episode was the deadliest in recent years involving Somali pirates, who have struck with increasing impunity throughout the waters off the Horn of Africa, and appeared to represent a departure from the usual hijacking playbook, which calls for large cash ransoms and little violence. Read on