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Malaysian Sailors Abducted Near Philippines in Latest Act of Piracy - New York Times

MANILA — Four sailors from Malaysia were kidnapped off a cargo ship passing close to the southern Philippines on Friday night, less than a week after 10 sailors from Indonesia were abducted nearby, according to police officials from the three ...and more »

4 Malaysians reported seized by Abu Sayyaf -

A file picture of alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group. (via The Star/ANN). DAVAO CITY, Philippines—At least four Malaysians were kidnapped by suspected members of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group off the east coast of Sabah on Friday evening. A ...and more »

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew – reports - Rappler

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPDATED) – Gunmen have kidnapped 4 Malaysians from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, local media reported on Saturday, April 2. If the Philippine Islamist group ...and more »

Gunmen on speedboat kidnap four Malaysian ship crew, Abu Sayyaf militants suspected - ABC Online

Gunmen on a speedboat have kidnapped four Malaysian nationals from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, the Malaysian Government said. Key points: Four Malaysian ship crew kidnapped by ...and more »

Philippine militants seem to be using new kidnap ploy in Sabah - grabbing hostages off vessels - The Straits Times

The other crew members arriving at the Tawau jetty after four of their colleagues were kidnapped by armed Filipino gunmen. PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK. Published. Apr 3, 2016, 11:53 am SGT. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet ...and more »

Sabah kidnapping: Malaysia could suspend trading of goods with Philippines - Channel News Asia

Four Malaysians were kidnapped by gunmen off the coast of Semporna in Sabah, in a second tugboat incident within a week. By Melissa Goh @MelGohCNA. 03 Apr 2016 01:20PM. Share this content. Bookmark. KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian government is ...and more »

4 Malaysian crewmen kidnapped by suspected Filipino militants - Toronto Star

Eight gunmen on board a speed boat took the Malaysians from their tug boat. The attackers are believed to belong to the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group. Abu Sayyaf militants, pictured here in a separate kidnapping incident in 2015, are believed to be ...and more »

Gunmen kidnap four Malaysians off Sabah's east coast - The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Four crewmen from a Malaysian boat have been kidnapped by armed Filipino gunmen near Pulau Ligitan off Semporna in the east coast of Sabah on Friday night. Initial reports stated that eight Filipino gunmen in a speedboat boarded a ...and more »

No sign of 4 kidnapped Malaysian sailors -

KOTA KINABALU — The whereabouts of four Malaysian sailors remain unknown, more than 36 hours after they were snatched by Filipino gunmen in the Celebes Sea waters near Pulau Ligitan off Semporna. Philippines officials have yet to get any information ...and more »

4 Malaysians seized from boat in waters off Sabah - The Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR • Gunmen have kidnapped four Malaysians from a vessel off Sabah in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate. If the Philippine Islamist group is confirmed to be behind the kidnapping, it would be their second such hostage ...and more »