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First kidnapping in world's fastest growing piracy hot spot in 18 months | Video

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The Sulu and Celebes Seas, spanning the waters around Indonesia, Malaysia's eastern Sabah state and the Philippines, were until recently, the world's fastest growing piracy hot spot. The area had been notorious for a spate of kidnap-for-ransom activities by militants from the Abu Sayyaf extremist group, but increased security saw the number of abductions fall. Buena Bernal reports.

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