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Philippines says arrests al Qaeda-linked militant

Philippine soldiers arrested a Muslim militant with links to al Qaeda suspected of a series of kidnappings and bombings since 2000 that killed Americans and Filipinos, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Major Bartolome Bacarro said troops seized Sharie Amiruddin, a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf group, on Monday in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao. “He was the planner of the Dos Palmas kidnapping,” Bacarro told reporters, adding Amiruddin was also blamed for bomb attacks in three southern cities in 2002. Full Story

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