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Philippine Forces Kill Terror Suspect

Philippine police backed by soldiers shot and killed a prominent Indonesian terrorism suspect in a brief gun battle on the southern island of Mindanao, a top security official said Monday. Fathur Rahman al-Ghozi, a member of the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, had escaped from a Manila prison in July in an incident that embarrassed the Philippine government. He became the target of the largest manhunt in recent Philippine history, which at times involved tens of thousands of troops and security officers. At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a police team assisted by soldiers flagged down a vehicle traveling on a highway in the town of Pigkawayan in the province of North Cotabato, Philippine national security advisor Roilo Golez said. The small car did not stop, and a man later determined to be al-Ghozi grabbed his companion’s firearm and began shooting, Golez said. Full Story

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