Filipino militants free kidnapped Malaysian

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine officials say a Malaysian man has been freed by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants after a year of jungle captivity in the country’s south.Sulu provincial Gov. Abdusakur Tan said Wednesday that Mohammad Nazarudin bin Saidin was released by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in his province on Friday. It was not immediately clear if any ransom was paid for the victim, a truck driver. Top Stories Police say the victim was seized by the gunmen while buying geckos in Sulu’s Indanan township in May last year. Officials say the kidnappers demanded an unspecified ransom but that the victim’s family could not afford the amount, prolonging his detention.Washington has blacklisted the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img