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3 aid workkers abducted in southern Philippines

3 aid workkers abducted in southern Philippines

The Philippine Red Cross says gunmen have abducted three aid workers from Italy, Switzerland and the Philippines on southern Jolo island where Muslim militants are active.
Philippine National Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon says the three were in a car on their way to Jolo airport after visiting a local jail when they were intercepted Thursday by motorcycle-riding gunmen who took them away in their vehicle.
He says the driver and two other Filipinos were released and reported the incident.
The island is a stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group, which is notorious for kidnappings and terror attacks.


Updated : 2021-04-14 23:18 GMT+08:00