Military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.
A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
A Chinese fish farm manager who was kidnapped in May has been released amid a spate of abductions in Malaysia by gunmen based in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.
The seemingly endless cross-border kidnappings in Sabah’s east coast have raised the specter of corruption among law enforcement agencies.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
A policeman has been arrested and is now detained at the National Bureau of Investigation in connection with the kidnapping of a South Korean national two months ago.