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Abu Sayyaf bandits kills 2 in ambush
[SUNSTAR.PH] GUNMEN believed to be Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
bandidos have killed two people in an ambush in the province of Sulu, a top military official said on Thursday, February 1.

Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said the ambush occurred around 7:40 a.m., Thursday, in the village of Latih, Patikul municipality. Sobejana identified the victims as Muksin Kaidin and his brother, Mukim. He said the victims were aboard a private-owned jeep when a group of Abu Sayyaf bandidos ambushed killing them instantly.

He said the bandidos, one of them was identified as Sony Sajerin, boarded on a Sports Utility Vehicle and sped towards the hinterlands. He said troops have been deployed to track down the Abu Sayyaf bandidos.

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