Militants seize, kill woman in S. Philippines

15:49, May 22, 2010      

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Thirty suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group seized and killed a woman in southern Philippines on Friday, police said on Saturday.

The victim was Shirley Flores y Alvarez, 35 years old, married, and was a resident of Lantawan, Basilan province.

Basilan Provincial Police Director Supt. Antonio Mendoza disclosed that around 9 a.m. Flores together with her husband Danny and their son were at their farm when the bandits arrived.

Danny told the police that the gunmen were wearing camouflage uniform with bonnets and forcibly took his wife.

At this point, Danny and their son managed to run away to save themselves from getting harm.

Police said that the gunmen left the place, taking Shirley.

The incident was reported to the police for the possible recovery of the victim.

However, around 1 p.m. the authorities recovered the body of Shirley with bullet wounds in a nearby village.

Mendoza said that the police and military were still conducting pursuit operations against the gunmen.

A police source said that Shirley's brother is a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit whose group clashed with ASG bandits several months ago.

Source: Xinhua

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