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Abu Sayyaf straggler who took hostage killed in Bohol An Abu Sayyaf bandit lies dead on the ground following a shootout with government troops in Barangay Cahayag on Pangagan Island, Calape town in Bohol, on May 15, 2017. (PHOTO BY LEO UDTOHAN / INQUIRER VISAYAS)

CALAPE, Bohol — One of the two remaining Abu Sayyaf  members in Bohol was killed after taking hostage a resident of Barangay Cahayag on Pangangan Island, Calape town about 1 p.m. on Monday.

Insp. Cresente Gurrea, chief of Calape Police Station, said government troops were hunting down the remaining Abu Sayyaf member who managed to flee.

The two Abu Sayyaf members, who had been in hiding on the island since last week, took hostage a fisherman who was gathering seashells along the shoreline about 1 p.m.

A sketchy report received by Gurrea showed that the fisherman was able to escape and a shootout ensued between the two bandits and government troops.

During the shootout, one was killed but the other managed to escape.

The police and the military have cordoned off the island since last week after receiving reports of the presence of Abu Sayyaf members who had been on the run since the government troops foiled their plan to establish a base in Inabanga town in Bohol and conduct terror activities on nearby islands.

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