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Abu with P1-M bounty arrested in Zamboanga

A Muslim extremist has been arrested for the alleged abduction of 20 people, including three Americans, and for his suspected involvement in an attack that killed more than 50 Filipinos, officials said yesterday. Aminul Jimlani, a suspected member of the extremist Abu Sayyaf group, was arrested Tuesday after days of surveillance by Philippine intelligence agents, said Superintendent Felixberto Candado. Jimlani, alias “Abu Usman,” was captured in a house in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay, 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of Manila, Candado said. The Philippine government had put a R1 million (US$18,200; euro13,900) bounty on his head. Jimlani was wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 20 people from the Dos Palmas resort off Palawan in May 2001 and a 1995 rebel assault on Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Full Story

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