ASG attack thwarted

Crew poured boiling water over attackers.

Abu Sayyaf foiled in bid to hijack cargo ship

By Manolo B. Jara

MANILA: Members of the Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf terror group were foiled in their attempt to hijack a cargo vessel, loaded with steel bars, off the island province of Basilan in restive Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Saturday.

Commander Armand Balilo, the PCG spokesman, said two of the crew of the boat MV Kudos 1 suffered minor injuries in fighting off the attack late on Friday night.

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