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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.


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.


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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