State of emergency in Sulu; attack looms

MANILA, Philippines – Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan declared yesterday a state of emergency that gives him authority to order an attack on Abu Sayyaf bandits holding hostage three workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) whom they have threatened to behead.

“We’ll make sure that these bandits cannot kidnap again,” Tan said. “It looks useless to communicate with them further.”

“We’ll make sure that these bandits cannot kidnap again,” Tan said. “It looks useless to communicate with them further.”

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