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Philippines arrests four alleged JI operatives

The Philippines has arrested four suspected operatives of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terror network and foiled major bomb attacks being plotted by the group, President Gloria Arroyo said. Ms Arroyo presented the four suspects, in handcuffs and tightly guarded, to the media while visiting the southern city of Davao. The four – Sammy Abdulgani, Montaser Esmael, Datu Puti Ungka and Badrodin Dalungan – were arrested on Friday after a month of eluding security forces in the south, Ms Arroyo said. They were caught by military intelligence operatives after a brief chase near the town of Tacurong in the main southern island of Mindanao, she said. Various “components to make high-grade explosive bombs” were found on them, she said. Full Story

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