Sayyaf suspects snatch 4 sailors

AN Indonesian sailor was shot and wounded while four of his compatriots were abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Philippine waters between Tawi-Tawi and Lahad Datu in Sabah, authorities reported on Saturday.

Major Filemon Tan, spokesman of the AFP’s Western Mindanao Command, said there were 10 Indonesians onboard the tugboat T/B Henry which was towing the barge Christy en route to Tarakan in North Kalimantan, Indonesia after delivering 8,000 tons of coal in Cebu.

When they reached the area between Tawi-Tawi and Lahad Datu around 6:30 p.m. of Friday, they were intercepted by a grey-blue speedboat carrying five armed men.

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