French free sailboat from pirates, 1 hostage dies

April 10, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Officials say the Navy has stormed a French sailboat being held by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia, and that one hostage was killed in the operation. President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says two pirates were killed in the operation and three others taken prisoner. The boat, the Tanit, was seized by pirates Saturday with four adults and a child aboard.

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