Philippines: No Ransom Demand Yet For Europeans


Salon Staff
February 3, 2012 5:45PM (UTC)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say local thugs are likely to have abducted two European tourists in the southern Philippines, not al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants.

Police Director Felicisimo Khu said Friday the kidnappers have made no contact or ransom demand.

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Ewold Horn of the Netherlands, Lorenzo Vinciguerra of Switzerland and their Filipino guide Ivan Sarenas were abducted Wednesday during a bird-watching trip to Tawi-Tawi, the Philippines' southernmost province.

Sarenas escaped hours later by jumping off their captors' boat after he saw some fishermen.


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