Ranking Abu leader bagged in Parañaque PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:29

Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) commander Major Gen. Eduardo Ano on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Khair Mohammad Noor Mundos, a ranking Abu Sayyaf Group leader, during an operation in San Isidro, Paranaque City Wednesday morning.
Ano said the operation, which was carried out by Army intelligence operatives, took place around 9:45 a.m.
Ano said that continuous military pressure in Mindanao prompted Mundos to flee and seek shelter with his relatives in Metro Manila.He is from Barangay Kaumpurnah, Isabela City, but his family originally came from Lukbuton in the island of Malamawi. He is known in the Abu Sayyaf Group as Abo Ayman,
Ano  also clarified that the ASG leader has no plans to conduct bomb attacks in Metro Manila.
The ISAFP chief added that the ASG leader’s capture has a huge impact on the terrorist organization as Mundos is considered their bravest operative and known to lead bombing operations.
“He (Mundos) has good standing in the ASG and is even considered one of their spiritual leaders. Those people lost one of their leaders,” Ano said.
Ano stated that Mundos has direct links with Jemaah Islamiyah and Al-Qaeda terrorist organizations.
US authorities have placed a USD500,000 reward for Mundos’ capture and arrest. — With report from Richard Falcatan