Norwegian citizen among four abducted in Philippines
Sept 22, MANILA: Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad was among the three foreigners and a local woman kidnapped by gunmen late on Monday from the souther Philippines.
According to Filipino military, the four were kidnapped from Holiday Oceanview, a resort on Samal Island near Mindanao. Captain Alberto Caber told reporters that the gunmen, who are not yet identified, left on a boat after the abduction.
The gunmen are said to have not planned for the particular abduction of the four and were taken at random. The Canadian tourists were named as John Ridsel and Robert Hall, while the identification of the Filipino woman couldn't be known.