Gunmen abduct 3 foreign tourists from southern Philippines resort

Unidentified gunmen have abducted a Norwegian resort manager, two Canadians and a Filipino woman from a southern Philippine island. The country’s navy has sent out three ships to look for the victims.

The abducted foreigners were identified as John Ridsel and Robert Hall from Canada and Kjartan Sekkingstad, the Norwegian manager of the resort. The Filipino woman was not identified.

Regional military spokesman Captain Alberto Caber said that two Japanese nationals unsuccessfully tried to intervene before the gunmen escaped with their hostages aboard a motorized outrigger from Samal Island off Davao City, about 975 kilometers (610 miles) south of the capital, Manila. Caber said the abductions took place on Monday evening.

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Source News: DW