Philippines: Alleged wife of Abu Sayyaf bomb-maker arrested in Jolo, explosives recovered

Philippine authorities said they arrested the second wife of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Mundi Sawadjaan in a joint operation in Barangay Tulay in Jolo, Sulu Saturday.

In a statement, the Joint Task Force Sulu said it arrested a certain Nursitta Mahalli Malud, also known as Kirsita Ismael, by virtue of a search warrant for possession of illegal explosives.

Allegedly recovered from the suspect were several explosives and bomb-making components, including an 81mm mortar cartridge, a detonation cord, a blasting cap, a 9-volt battery, and other paraphernalia.

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Source: ABS CBN News