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U.S. Wants to Try Suspected Philippine Militant

The United States has asked Manila to extradite one of six suspected Muslim militants arrested last week on suspicion of planning bomb attacks, believing he beheaded a U.S. tourist in 2001, Philippine officials said on Tuesday. They said the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had requested that Alhamser Limbong, alias Kosovo, be tried in a U.S. court for the abduction of three American nationals from a beach resort in May 2001 and the beheading of one of them. “They have a photograph of Kosovo on their wanted lists,” said government prosecutor Nestro Lazaro. A team of FBI investigators was expected to arrive in Manila to determine whether other suspects were involved in the kidnapping. Philippine security forces arrested Limbong in Manila last week, saying they had foiled a plan by him and five other suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf militant group to launch terror attacks on trains and shops in the capital. Full Story

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