Indonesian crew kidnapped
More crew kidnapped, Abu Sayyaf Group suspected.
Indonesia hostages spark security concerns
It’s the fourth time this year that crew members on Indonesian boats travelling through essential trade routes in Philippine waters have been set upon by armed militant groups and taken hostage.
This week, in two separate incidents on Monday, 13 people were taken from two boats, prompting the Indonesian government to renew calls on the Philippines government to secure its seas.
Six Indonesians have been released but a further seven remain captive.
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