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Indonesian marine 'abducted' by Thai fishermen

The Indonesian Navy has disclosed that one of its marines, Sgt Major Alfriansyah, had been apparently abducted by a group of Thai fishermen.

The man was reportedly abducted after he had witnessed a group of fishermen fishing in Bintan waters, which is Indonesian territory.

"Alfriansyah and a local fisherman approached the Thai fishermen's boat to collect evidence. But neither returned," First Admiral Agus Heriyana said last week.

A team of investigators was in pursuit of the boat, he said.

The incident happened last Tuesday but the locals only reported it to naval authorities a day later.


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