Hostages snatched from Sabah unhurt in latest skirmish between Abu Sayyaf and Philippines military


KOTA KINABALU: Four Indonesian hostages abducted from Sabah earlier this year are unhurt as their Abu Sayyaf captors clashed with pursuing Philippines military forces in Jolo.

Regional intelligence sources said the gunmen managed to escape the pursuing Philippines marines who killed Abu Sayyaf sub-leaders Hatib Munap and Sansibar Bencio during the gunfight at Panamao in the southern Philippines island of Jolo on Friday (Nov 20).

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan

RM9.73/month

Annual Plan

RM8.63/month

Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Sombre mood at Masjid Negara as VIPs, family members pay respects to Taib Mahmud
Taib Mahmud will be remembered as a respected statesman, says PM
Taib's passing a great loss to the nation, say prominent Sarawakians
Dr Wee urges govt not to increase SST for utilities to keep living costs down
Cabinet Ministers extend condolences to family of Taib Mahmud
Taib Mahmud's remains brought to National Mosque
Najib conveys condolences to Taib Mahmud’s family
Taib Mahmud's passing a great loss to Sarawak and country, says DPM Fadillah
Sarawak declares two days of mourning for Taib Mahmud
Dr Wee expresses condolences to Abdul Taib's family

Others Also Read