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Last ASG bandit in Bohol falls

The last of the 11-man Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) which landed in Bohol early last month has been killed by government troops in Panggangan island.

A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group was killed a few hours after he attempted to escape from authorities who were supposed to send him to the Bohol Provincial Jail.

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday confirmed the arrest of an Abu Sayyaf Group member who was among those who entered Bohol last month to kidnap foreign and local tourists.

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More than two weeks after the first encounter between Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members and government troops in Inabanga, Bohol, the province’s police chief said it will only take a few more days before the remaining terrorists will be arrested.

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The remaining Abu Sayyaf Group members on the run in Bohol no longer pose a threat to Central Visayas or Region 7, a joint statement released by the Police Regional Office 7 and the Central Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.

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Ranking police and military officials in the Visayas on Saturday confirmed that the threat posed by the notorious kidnap-for-ransom Abu Sayyaf Group is for real in Negros Oriental and nearby areas like Apo Island, Sumilon Island and Siquijor.

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