Philippines: 5 foreigners held captive by extremist group Abu Sayyaf

Posted on February 4, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriates, Philippines, Terrorism, Tourist Kidnapped, Tourist Warning

According to, “The Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Abu Sayyaf is holding at least five more foreigners hostage in the island-province of Sulu, police said. Senior Superintendent Renato Gumban, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Kidnapping Group, said that aside from Jordanian journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani, also being held hostage are Australian Warren Rodwell, European birdwatchers Ewold Horn and Lorenzo Vinciguerra, two Malaysians and a Japanese.” Read Article

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