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Abu Sayyaf member killed by police in Jolo, Sulu

/ 09:44 AM February 06, 2019
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MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Special Action Force killed a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Jolo, Sulu, Wednesday.

Police said they launched a manhunt against Alex Habbibondin, alias Amah Alex, by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Jolo dated February 7, 2012.

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According to the police, they were able to track Habbibondin in Sitio Barrio Militar, but the operation at about 4:30 a.m. led to an encounter between them, killing Habbibondin on the spot.

Police also recovered a caliber .357 magnum from the suspect, according to CIDG.

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Habbibondin was involved in an encounter between the Abu Sayyaf and the Philippine Army in Patikul, Sulu, on February 2, police said. /cbb

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