ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 26, 2010) – Two suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have been arrested by police forces in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, reports said Thursday.
It said the militants, whose group has ties with al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya terror organizations, were arrested on a village called San Roque on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the two men are facing various criminal charges in Sulu and Basilan provinces.
Details of the police operation that led to the arrest of the duo were not made public, but members of the Special Action Force were behind the capture of the terrorists. (Mindanao Examiner)