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Abducted teacher rescued by soldiers in Sulu

/ 02:27 PM July 11, 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Soldiers rescued on Saturday morning a school teacher who was abducted in Sulu last month.

Major Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said members of the 41st Infantry Battalion rescued the 23-year-old teacher, who had been working at the Kanlagay Elementary School of Kalinggalang Caluang town.

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The victim, who was rescued in Barangay Tagbak in Indanan town, said she was taken by armed men while she was on her way to school on June 20. She identified the leader of her abductors as Salim Susulan.

The other suspects were identified as Lauril Susulan, Basar Saudan, Jipy Susulan and Salma Saudan.

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Tan said the victim claimed she was forced to marry Salim on June 27.

Tan said the teacher was rescued when she screamed while the vehicle she was riding in stopped at a military checkpoint, prompting troops to invite its passengers to the camp of the 12th Light Armored Cavalry Troops.

The suspects are now in the custody of the police in Indanan town.  SFM/rga

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