Terror group kills 3 civilians kidnapped in S. Philippines

14:27, June 05, 2010      

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Three civilians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in southern Philippines last month have been found dead on Saturday, police said.

The bodies of beauticians Rolando Francisco Jr. and Dariel Quintella and coop worker Claudio Mananita were found by Marine troops in Barangay Sukaten, Sumisip town in the island province of Basilan early on Saturday, Antonio Mendoza, Basilan police chief, said.

The victims were seized at gunpoint by Abu Sayyaf bandits while on board a passenger jeepney at the village of Libug on May 27, police said.

The Al-Qaida linked group under Furuji Indama had demanded one million pesos as ransom for Francisco's release the day after but his family failed to raise the amount.

The 400-strong Islamic militant group has been known to kidnap foreigners and ordinary civilians apart from staging the worst terrorist attacks in the Philippines, which included the bombing of an interisland ferry at the Manila Bay that killed more than 100.

Source: Xinhua


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