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Indian hostages rescued in Philippines

Francis Singh and Sanjo Singh were abducted for ransom on Thursday by five armed men.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2006 13:31 IST

Policemen rescued two abducted Indian men and arrested their five abductors in a northern Philippine city, a police official said on Saturday.

Chief Superintendent Ismael Rafanan, a regional police chief, said the victims - brothers Francis and Sanjo Singh - were rescued unhurt Friday in Angeles City, 75 km north of Manila.

Rafanan said policemen recovered the victims inside a van, along with the five suspects who surrendered without resisting.

"The van was slowly cruising near the victim's house, making the policemen suspicious because it had a covered license plate," he added.

The Singh brothers were abducted on Thursday by five armed men who barged into their house in the village of Santo Domingo in Angeles City.

The suspects demanded 300,000 pesos ($5,660) in exchange for the freedom of the victims.