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Abu Sayyaf leader nabbed in Basilan

A suspected Abu Sayyaf sub-leader involved in the 2001 siege of Lamitan town was arrested in the municipality of Sumisip, Basilan Island on Wednesday morning, the military reported Thursday. Southern Command chief Lieutenant General Alberto Braganza said military intelligence agents, backed by the 103rd Infantry Brigade, raided the house of Quirino Manajil Lambungan, alias “Asmalul,” in Limbo Candiis village and arrested the suspect. Braganza said Lambungan was with the Abu Sayyaf group that attacked the Jose Torres Memorial Hospital in June 2001 and snatched several people, including nurses Reina Malonzo, Sheila Tabuñag, and Ediborah Yap. Full Story

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