Top Philippine rebel captured

March 14th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS  

Manila, March 14 (IANS) A top leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group has been captured in southern Philippines, police said Wednesday.

Jeri Jeheron, alias “Black Tungkang”, was arrested Tuesday in Sulu province.

Security forces chanced upon Jeheron while he was on a surveillance mission, Xinhua quoted an official as saying.

The Abu Sayyaf group was founded in the 1990s. It has links with Al Qaeda and has carried out a number of high-profile attacks, including bombings and beheadings.

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