Malaysian Sailors Abducted Near Philippines in Latest Act of Piracy

Pirates or militants kidnap crew members.

Malaysian Sailors Abducted Near Philippines in Latest Act of Piracy

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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 countries.

The seizure of the men on Friday was the latest in a series of kidnappings in the lawless waters and coastlines of the southernPhilippines in the past year.

More than 18 foreign citizens are being held in the southern Philippines by kidnap-for-ransom groups pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, the Philippine military said.

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Source: nytimes.com

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