Friday, August 29, 2014   

Abu Sayyaf militant nabbed for US, Aussie abductions
(06-17 14:18)

Philippine security forces have captured two Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern city, including one who allegedly was involved in the kidnappings of an American teenage boy and an Australian man.
Police and army troops captured Jimmy Nurilla and Bakrin Haris yesterday in a raid on their hideout in Sangali village in the port city of Zamboanga in a volatile region where the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group has carried out kidnappings for ransom, bombings, extortion and other acts of banditry. One other militant escaped during the raid, police said.
Nurilla was believed to be involved in a number of kidnappings, including of American Kevin Lunsmann, who was 14 when he escaped from his Abu Sayyaf captors in 2011 after five months in captivity on Basilan island, near Zamboanga. He also has been suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of Warren Richard Rodwell, a former Australian soldier who was freed near southern Pagadian city in March last year after 15 months of jungle captivity, according to the commission.--AP

   
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