Irish children ‘safe and well’ after Cambodian drama

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that the two Irish children caught up in a hostage drama in north-western Cambodia today are safe and well.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that the two Irish children caught up in a hostage drama in north-western Cambodia today are safe and well.

A three-year-old Canadian boy died during the siege, which began when four masked gunmen stormed the school in Siem Reap, near the tourist site of Ankor, and took dozens of children hostage.

The stand-off ended after several hours and police later said all but one of the pupils had been freed unharmed, while the four hostage-takers had been arrested.

Despite confirming that two Irish children were involved, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it had no details of their age or gender.

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