Priest kidnapped in Philippines

An Italian priest has been kidnapped in the southern Philippines, police say. The priest, named as Giancarlo Bossi, was seized by armed men near the coastal village of Bulawan near Zamboanga, and taken to a waiting boat. Police suspect the kidnappers are from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which is seeking an independent Muslim state in the south of the country. Father Bossi is the second Italian priest to be abducted in the area in the last 10 years. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.