Members of non-governmental organization kidnapped in Basilan Province, Philippines

Two church-based members of a non-governmental organization called the Charity Children Foundation Inc. were kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen from the coastal village of Lanatawan in Basilan Province. Although security forces were alerted, the abductors escaped. Travellers should be aware that several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel to Mindanao Island and the Sulu archipelago due to lack of personal security and frequent terrorist attacks.

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