Kidnapped son of election official freed in S Philippines

22:02, July 19, 2010      

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The kidnapped son of Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Elias Yusop was released Monday afternoon in southern Philippine city of Cagayan de Oro after almost a month in captivity, the military said.

Romeo Lustestica, Army 1st Infantry Division commander, said the 22-year-old Nuraldin Yusoph, who was seized on June 20 in Marawi City, was left by his captors at a road in Balulang village in the city at around 5:10 p.m. Monday.

Lustestica said the victim is now at the residence of Arafat Yusoph's unnamed father-in-law in Cagayan de Oro City.

The release came several days after government forces killed the leader of the group that seized Yusoph.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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