In the hands of Abu Sayyaf


KOTA KINABALU: The three missing crew of a Sandakan-based fishing trawler found listing with its engines running are believed to be in the Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Jolo in the Philippines.

Regional intelligence sources said a group of seven gunmen with three hostages landed on the Pata Pata islet next to Jolo on Friday night. They were taken to Panamao village.

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