Abu Sayyaf kidnaps crew
Abu Sayyaf Group continues attacks against shipping.
Crew of Vietnam ship abducted off Philippines: Govt
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Gunmen abducted at least five crewmen of a Vietnamese cargo vessel in southern Philippine waters Friday (Nov 11), authorities said, an area where Islamic militants are on a kidnapping-for-ransom spree.
The attack brings the number of people abducted from vessels in the region over the past week to at least eight, including an elderly German sailor, raising fears authorities are unable to control the worsening piracy problem.
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