New Straits Times

Suspected jihadist held by Filipino cops


MANILA: Philippine police announced yesterday the arrest of a suspected pro-Islamic State jihadist accused of killing civilians in last year’s deadly siege of the southern city of Marawi. Nasser Lomondot was arrested on Saturday here, months after he fled the fighting. “He participat­ed in the killing of innocent civilians and committed violence against female and child hostages,” regional military spokesman Major Ronald Suscano said. “He was one of the key planners of the attack in Marantao town.”

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