Three foreigners abducted in Philippines

Manila (IANS) Two Canadians, a Norwegian and a local woman have been kidnapped from a tourist resort in the southern Philippines, the media report said on Tuesday.

An army spokesman said they were taken by gunmen late on Monday from the Holiday Oceanview resort on Samal island, near Davao city, BBC reported.

Philippine authorities have named the Canadian abductees as John Ridsel and Robert Hall. The Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad, was said to be the manager of the resort.

The Filipino woman has not been identified, but she is said to be the partner of one of the kidnapped Canadians.

No further details were provided.

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