SWITZERLAND: ‘ REPORTS A MAN KIDNAPPED BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS THREE YEARS AGO HAS ESCAPED ‘

#AceWorldNews – Update: SWITZERLAND – Dec.06 – A Swiss man, Lorenzo Vinciguerra, kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago, managed to escape from his abductors and was picked up by soldiers, the military told AFP.

' Dutchman, Ewold Horn, who was kidnapped with Vinciguerra '

‘ Dutchman, Ewold Horn, who was kidnapped with Vinciguerra ‘

The man is currently being treated for minor injuries at a military hospital, according to Switzerland’s ambassador to the Philippines, Ivo Sieber.

However a Dutchman, Ewold Horn, who was kidnapped with Vinciguerra, when both of them were on an expedition to photograph rare birds on the remote Tawi-Tawi island group in the southern Philippines, appears to still be held by the militants.

The Abu Sayyaf militants, notorious for their brutal terror attacks in the Philippines and for repeated kidnappings of foreigners, swore allegiance to the Islamic State in August.

Two German hostages were successfully released after a negotiations and a possible non-disclosed ransom.     

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