Kid­nap­pings hit restive is­land

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Sus­pected Abu Sayyaf gun­men ab­ducted four work­ers from a school in a south­ern Philip­pine prov­ince where Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte vis­ited troops wag­ing an of­fen­sive against the mil­i­tants, of­fi­cials said on Sun­day. About 20 mil­i­tants barged into a grade school com­pound in Sulu prov­ince’s Patikul town shortly af­ter mid­night on Satur­day and seized six pain­ters and car­pen­ters, one of whom man­aged to es­cape and alerted the po­lice. Army troops later res­cued an­other worker.

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