2 Indonesian kidnap victims rescued by Joint Task Force Sulu

Rappler.com
2 Indonesian kidnap victims rescued by Joint Task Force Sulu
The two victims are identified as Saparuddin Koni and Sawal Maryam

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Members of Joint Task Force Sulu intercepted and rescued two Indonesian kidnap victims at Barangay Bunot, Indanan, Sulu who were aboard a Tamaraw FX.

The two were identified as Saparuddin Koni and Sawal Maryam, and were brought to KHTB Station Hospital for a medical examination.

The victims will be debriefed at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force Sulu in Barangay Busbus, Jolo, Sulu.

The rescue of the Indonesian kidnap victims came after a firefight between the Abu Sayyaf group and the military. While 5 Abu Sayyaf members were killed and 3 high-powered firearms were retrieved, 5 soldiers were wounded in the encounter. – with reports from Richard Falcatan/Rappler.com

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