Abu Sayyaf co-founder arrested: Philippine govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 16:50

Manila: A Filipino who allegedly helped the Al-Qaeda network set up the Abu Sayyaf extremist group in the Philippines was arrested on Wednesday, a government spokesman said.
Abdul Basir Latip was detained at Jakarta airport and taken to Manila, said Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) spokesman Ricardo Diaz.

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First Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 16:50

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