One of the suspects was killed and a policeman was wounded following a gun battle between police and kidnappers in Barobo town, in Mindanao's Surigao del Sur province, said provincial governor Johnny Pimentel.

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The two, engaged in gold mining in Barobo, were snatched in nearby San Francisco town around 3 p.m. "The victims are now with police," Pimentel said.