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Abu Sayyaf member in bombing, abduction arrested in Manila

Abu Sayyaf member in kidnapping, bombing arrested in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – An alleged Abu Sayyaf member wanted for kidnapping and illegal detention was arrested at Ermita, Manila, Sunday morning, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Tuesday.

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PNP chief Oscar Albayalde announced on Tuesday that Abdurahman Mataud Daiyung, also called “Biznar Salabudin” and “Abu Talha,” was arrested at 9:45 a.m. in a manhunt operation.

Daiyung was wanted for his involvement in the Kidapawan Bus Terminal bombing last Oct. 10, 2002, that killed seven people and wounded 24 others, police said.

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The suspect was also allegedly involved in the kidnapping of 15 employees of Golden Harvest Plantation in Basilan Province on June 11, 2001.

The PNP said Daiyung was a member of the Abu Sayyaf group once led by Isnilon Hapilon. /cbb

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