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Gunmen kidnap Irish priest in Philippines; Islamist terrorists suspected

October 12, 2009

Six gunmen in the southern Philippines have kidnapped Father Michael Sinnott, an Irish missionary priest who has served in the nation for four decades. The 78-year-old priest was taken away in a car and then forced into a boat. Members of the Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf are suspected of abducting the priest, who suffers from a heart condition.

 


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