Philip­pine mil­i­tants be­head 7 log­gers

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Is­lamist mil­i­tants in the Philip­pines have be­headed seven lo­cal log­gers they kid­napped last week in their strong­hold in the strife-torn south, po­lice said yes­ter­day. The bodies of the log­gers were found on Sun­day in a moun­tain­ous vil­lage on the is­land of Basi­lan, lo­cal po­lice chief John Cundo told AFP, blam­ing the killings on a fac­tion of the Abu Sayyaf kid­nap-for-ran­som group based there. The group of se­nior Abu Sayyaf leader Fu­ruji In­dama ab­ducted and killed the log­gers ap­par­ently over a lo­cal busi­ness row rather than for its typ­i­cal ran­som ac­tiv­i­ties, Cundo said.

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