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ASG member arrested in Sulu hours after ASG shot, hurt soldier

 • 03:34 AM Sat Nov 28, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Joint Task Group Sulu commanderBrig. Gen. Alan Arrojado on Friday reiterated his directive to all his field units to adopt protective measures against planned attacks from enemy forces” in the province.Arrojado issued the order after Abu Sayyaf Brigands riding tandem on a motorcycle shot and wounded a soldier on Friday at a detachment in Barangay Latih, Patikul, Sulu. You are again directed to remind all subordinates not to be over too complacent or confident anytime anywhere here in Sulu to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries as the enemy are always planning to conduct violent actions as what happened in Latih Detachment a while ago,” Arrojado told his field officers.Arrojado identified the wounded soldier as PFC Muntassir Kalukasa of the Bravo Company under the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion assigned in Latih Detachment.He said Kalukasa was walking back to the detachment coming from a nearby store around 12:30 p.m. Friday in Barangay Latih, Patikul, when the suspects shot him.He said the suspects sped towards Barangay Anuling of the same town after the incident.He said Kalukasa, who was hit in his foot, was taken to Camp Bautista Station Hospital for treatment.Meanwhile, Arrojado announced the arrest of a suspected Abu Sayyaf member linked to kidnapping of foreign nationals.He identified the suspect asSaddam Jailani, who was arrested Friday.Arrojado said Jailani was arrested in a special intelligence operation by combined military, police and National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) personnel around 2:40 p.m. Friday at the port of Jolo, the capital of Sulu.Arrojado said Jailani has a standing warrant of arrest for kidnapping issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 9 of Cebu.Arrojado said Jailani is a follower of ASG sub-leader Alhabsy Misaya, whose group was responsible for the kidnapping of two Malaysian and Korean nationals.He said Jailani was immediately taken to this city for proper disposition.

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