Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Abu Sayyaf leader arrested in Basilan

From InterAksyon (Jan 7): Abu Sayyaf leader arrested in Basilan

Imran Mijal, suspected Abu Sayyaf leader, arrested in Basilan 6 January 2015. RONDA DEL BASILAN/InterAksyon.com

Authorities on Tuesday afternoon arrested a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group in Barangay Marang Marang, Sumisip, Basilan.

Arrested past 5 p.m. was Imran Mijal alias Boh, who is implicated in various crimes, said Col. Eliglen Villaflor, commander of the 4th Special Forces Battalion.

Among these crimes include bombing, kidnapping, extortion, and killing soldiers and civilians.

He was arrested in his residence, where an M16 rifle, grenades, a .45 caliber pistol, and hundreds of bullets were recovered.

The suspect is currently being treated in a hospital for bullet wounds he sustained in his shoulder when he resisted arrest.


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