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Suspected Sayyaf bomber arrested in Zambo

SECURITY forces stormed an Abu Sayyaf hideout and wounded and captured a wanted militant leader, tagged as behind the series of bombings in the southern Philippines, officials said Monday, Aug. 1. Officials said troops captured Amilhamja Ajijul alias “Alex Alvarez” after a brief firefight late Sunday in the village of Recodo, west of the city. “His capture is a big blow to the Abu Sayyaf. We will not allow terror to reign,” the commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division Major General Gabriel Habacon said. Ajijul was tagged as among those who staged the spate of bombings in Zamboanga City on October 2002 that left 11 killed, including a visiting US soldier, and wounded scores of civilians, he said. Full Story

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