Indon Terror Suspect Arrested In Philippines

September 14, 2007 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / 14 Sept) – Philippine authorities are holding an Indonesian terror suspect who was arrested in the province of Palawan, southwest of Manila, reports said on Friday.

Reports said the man was one of six Abu Sayyaf militants arrested since last week in a crackdown on suspected terrorists in the Philippines.

Authorities were investigating the man whom military interrogators believed is a member of the Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiya, blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

Reports said the man is being held by military authorities in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. Military officials were not immediately available to confirm the reports.

Filipino security forces were tracking down Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiya militants, including Dulmatin and Umar Patek and Zulkifli bin Hir, hiding in the southern region. (Mindanao Examiner)

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