The French military attacked pirates holding a private yacht and one of the five hostages died during the rescue. The rescue saved four others. Unfortunately the spread of the terror on the high seas has occurred because of negotiations with the terrorists and the paying of ransom. If every other nation followed the French lead, the problem would end and ultimately more lives will be saved.
Two pirates also killed in rescue operation
A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation off Somalia's coastline, the French president's office in Paris said Friday.
French commandos last year training for operations against pirates.
Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht after almost a week of captivity, Nicolas Sarkozy's office said.
The French military decided to move in when pirates refused their offers and increased threats against the hostages, it said.
The four adults and a child had been held aboard their yacht, the Tanit, since it was seized in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday, the president's statement said.