01 August 2017

News Story: Bodies of 7 loggers killed by Abu Sayyaf found in S. Philippines

MANILA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Philippine security forces have recovered the decomposed bodies of seven missing loggers adducted by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippine island of Basilan, Philippine authorities said on Monday.

Basilan Provincial Police Director Nixon Muskan said a combined police and military team found the decapitated bodies of the seven hostages on Sunday in the remote Switch Yakal village in Lantawan town.

The Abu Sayyaf extremist group abducted the seven loggers on July 20 in the hinterland of Mahayahay village in Maluso town, an adjacent town of Lantawan.

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