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Super Ferry 14 suspect arrested

Super Ferry 14 suspect arrested

Manila: The Philippine authorities have arrested an alleged leading member of the terrorist gang that claimed responsibility for the 2004 explosion on the Super Ferry 14 which killed over 100 people, writes Anderimar Shipping News.

According to Philippine online news Sakirin Andalin Sali was arrested earlier today. The news service quotes Major Eugene Batara, spokesman for the military's Western Mindanao Command, as saying the suspect, who has a large bounty on his head, was arrested at 9:45am in the town of Jolo in Sulu province.

Batara said that a former Abu Sayyaf member, who is currently part of the government's anti-terrorist squad Joint Task Force Comet, positively identified Sali.  [05/11/08]