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April 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescue teams searching Southeast Asian seas Monday zeroed in on a band of heavily armed assailants who had stormed one of the world's top diving resorts and sped off in boats with 20 hostages. An American couple, James and Mary Murphy, both 51, of Rochester, N.Y., escaped the Sunday evening abduction on lush Sipadan Island in eastern Malaysia by refusing to swim out to the kidnappers' boats and then hiding overnight in bushes.
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July 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Anti-terrorist commandos converged on an armed gang in Malaysia's dense northern jungle and forced 27 Islamic militants to surrender, ending a four-day standoff in which two hostages were slain. Two other hostages were freed during the surrender of the gunmen, who belong to Al-Ma'unah, or Brotherhood of Inner Power, led by a former army private identified as Amin Razali. "They were carried away by this notion of an Islamic state," Defense Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak said.
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July 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Anti-terrorist commandos converged on an armed gang in Malaysia's dense northern jungle and forced 27 Islamic militants to surrender, ending a four-day standoff in which two hostages were slain. Two other hostages were freed during the surrender of the gunmen, who belong to Al-Ma'unah, or Brotherhood of Inner Power, led by a former army private identified as Amin Razali. "They were carried away by this notion of an Islamic state," Defense Minister Mohammed Najib Abdul Razak said.
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April 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Muslim rebels who took hostages at a lush island resort will soon free two Malaysians and are demanding a ransom of $2.4 million for the release of their 19 other captives, Philippine police said Wednesday. By all accounts, the kidnappers were holding some of the hostages in the remote Philippine province of Sulu--about an hour's boat ride from Sipadan Island, the Malaysian diving site where the abduction took place Sunday.
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April 24, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Six masked assailants took more than 20 people hostage on a remote resort island in eastern Malaysia, police said today. The abductors surprised the group, including foreign tourists, on a beach on Sipadan Island late Sunday, and two foreign tourists managed to escape, police said. The hostages were put aboard a boat and police today were trying to trace the vessel, officials said. Police said the tourists may have included Americans, French, Germans and South Africans.
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April 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Muslim rebels who took hostages at a lush island resort will soon free two Malaysians and are demanding a ransom of $2.4 million for the release of their 19 other captives, Philippine police said Wednesday. By all accounts, the kidnappers were holding some of the hostages in the remote Philippine province of Sulu--about an hour's boat ride from Sipadan Island, the Malaysian diving site where the abduction took place Sunday.
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April 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
In this region shared by three nations--speckled with thousands of islands and crisscrossed by traders, migrants, pirates and smugglers--21 hostages and the armed assailants who kidnapped them appeared Tuesday to have vanished. After a fruitless two-day international search, military officials and Muslim rebel leaders said they remained unsure about who abducted 21 people from a Malaysian resort and about where the hostages were taken.
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April 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
In this region shared by three nations--speckled with thousands of islands and crisscrossed by traders, migrants, pirates and smugglers--21 hostages and the armed assailants who kidnapped them appeared Tuesday to have vanished. After a fruitless two-day international search, military officials and Muslim rebel leaders said they remained unsure about who abducted 21 people from a Malaysian resort and about where the hostages were taken.
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April 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescue teams searching Southeast Asian seas Monday zeroed in on a band of heavily armed assailants who had stormed one of the world's top diving resorts and sped off in boats with 20 hostages. An American couple, James and Mary Murphy, both 51, of Rochester, N.Y., escaped the Sunday evening abduction on lush Sipadan Island in eastern Malaysia by refusing to swim out to the kidnappers' boats and then hiding overnight in bushes.
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April 24, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Six masked assailants took more than 20 people hostage on a remote resort island in eastern Malaysia, police said today. The abductors surprised the group, including foreign tourists, on a beach on Sipadan Island late Sunday, and two foreign tourists managed to escape, police said. The hostages were put aboard a boat and police today were trying to trace the vessel, officials said. Police said the tourists may have included Americans, French, Germans and South Africans.
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