MANILA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Philippine marine troops have rescued a Malaysian kidnap victim in the southern Philippine Sulu province, the military said on Friday.
Brig. Gen. Divino Pabayo said the victim, Jan Bin Abdullah, was rescued at 4:25 p.m. on Thursday on Simisa, a remote island in Banguingui, Sulu.
Abdullah was shot by his Abu Sayyaf captors while fleeing and was later found by the marine soldiers, Pabayo added.
He said the marine troops immediately airlifted Abdullah to a hospital for prompt medical attention.
Pabayo said there were no casualties on the government forces side pursuing the Abu Sayyaf bandits.
"This latest tactical gain of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Sulu was made possible through the continued support of the peace-loving Tausug communities," Pabayo said.