Kidnap attempt off Sabah

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Military says attempted abduction of tugboat crew occurred in Sabah waters far from Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine military on Monday said gunmen who attempted to abduct crew members of a tugboat happened in Sabah waters and not in Tawi-Tawi province which is near the Malaysian state.

Malaysian’s The Star Online reported that at least 10 gunmen were involved in the failed abduction near Lahad Datu’s Tambisan area after crew members locked themselves in a room. It said the armed men, believed from the Southern Philippines, managed to sneak into Sabah and boarded the tug boat on the evening of August 9.

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