Sayyaf bomber arrested in Basilan

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces have arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit, tagged as bomber by the military, following a tip off from a civilian in Basilan. Officials said Rahim Abdul, alias Aman Kabalu, was nabbed in Barangay Kampurnah in Isabela City on Tuesday afternoon. A fragmentation grenade was recovered from Abdul, according to Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command. Brigadier General Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan commander, said Abdul has P1.3-million reward for his capture. Officials did not say whether Abdul was involved in bombings in Basilan or in other parts of Mindanao.

Al Jacinto

 

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