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Extremist leader arrested in Manila

MANILA — Philippine security forces on Wednesday captured a top Filipino commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on a US list of most-wanted terrorists and has acknowledged receiving Al Qaeda funds to finance bombings in the country.

Khair Mundos did not resist when army troops and police arrested him in a slum near Manila’s international airport. It was not clear why he was in the capital.

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The military and police have been hunting him for his alleged involvement in bombings and kidnappings.

Mundos’s arrest deals a major blow to the Abu Sayyaf, where he was a top commander, military intelligence chief Major General Eduardo Ano said.

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