Kidnapped Indonesian seamen back home

Indonesian seamen who were held hostage in the southern Philippines arriving at the Halim Perdana Kusuma military airbase in Jakarta yesterday. The four were kidnapped on April 15 by an armed group with suspected links to the Filipino Islamist group
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Indonesian seamen who were held hostage in the southern Philippines arriving at the Halim Perdana Kusuma military airbase in Jakarta yesterday.

The four were kidnapped on April 15 by an armed group with suspected links to the Filipino Islamist group Abu Sayyaf in the waters between Malaysia and the Philippines.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2016, with the headline 'Kidnapped Indonesian seamen back home'. Print Edition | Subscribe