Philippines: January 23, 2001


Two bomb disposal technicians were injured when a bomb they were disarming went off in the south. The MILF is suspected of planting the bomb. MILF rebels holding a six year old girl are now demanding a $50,000 ransom. The amount has increased because the girl's stepfather is a British Moslem. Meanwhile, on Jolo, the search for two Abu Sayyaf captives, with another Abu Sayyaf rebel being killed in a clash with the army. 


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