Kidnappings in Sulu Province, Philippines

A Chinese tourist and a Filipina resort worker were kidnapped from a resort off Sabah. They are being held for ransom by the Abu Sayyaf group in the jungles of Sulu province. Travellers should be aware that sporadic armed conflict and kidnappings by rebel groups in southern Mindanao are commonplace. Travel in this area of the Philippines should be avoided.

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