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Schoolchildren lucky to escape hostage grab

A sense of relief was in the air for some workers of Borneo Paradise eco resort yesterday despite Sunday night's hostage grab as some 50 schoolchildren had left the farm hours earlier that day.


IGP rules out Abu Sayyaf involvement in hostage grab

A group of 10 bandits, some armed with rifles and wearing military fatigues, stormed a camping resort near Lahad Datu in Sabah and abducted six foreign workers - three Filipinos and three Indonesians - before fleeing on a long boat.

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Detained terror suspect kills cops

A detained terror suspect grabbed a guard's rifle yesterday and opened fire in Manila's police headquarters, killing three officers and wounding three others before he was fatally shot during a three-hour siege, officials said.


Gunmen contact police, resort

The armed group of 10 who abducted six workers from Borneo Paradise Eco Farm Resort last Sunday have made contact with the police but it is unclear if any demands have been made.


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US deploys spy planes in southern Philippines

The United States has deployed two long-range military surveillance aircraft in the Philippines as part of assistance in the war against terror, military officials said yesterday.


Alert police if gunmen seen, coastal villagers told

Villagers along Sabah's east coast have been urged to alert the police if they detect the movement of the group of 10 gunmen who raided the Borneo Paradise Eco Resort on Oct 5.


Families of kidnap victims in Sabah get a helping hand

Help is trickling in for the families of kidnap victims of Borneo Paradise eco-resort as a slight security reshuffle takes place on the ground in the east coast of Sabah neighbouring southern Philippines.


Kidnappers may have fled to Jolo

The raiders of Borneo Paradise Eco Resort have slipped through the security dragnet in the southern Philippines and here, with all signs pointing to them having landed on Jolo island with some of their hostages.


Hostages’ whereabouts unknown

The uncertainty over the whereabouts of the six hostages grabbed from the Borneo Paradise Eco Resort a fortnight ago is worrying their families.