Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf frees 4 Malaysian captives

June 8, 2016 2:39 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine official says Abu Sayyaf militants have freed four Malaysian sailors more than two months after they were abducted off Borneo island.

A Philippine military spokesman in Zamboanga, Maj. Filemon Tan, said the four crew members were freed early Wednesday in Sulu and immediately taken by speedboat to Sandakan in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo.

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