Suspected Al Qaeda Member Arrested in Zambales

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A Kenyan aviation student with suspected links to the Al Qaeda terror group was arrested in Iba, Zambales, on Monday, July 1, for possessing illegal firearms and explosive5s.

Operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines nabbed Cholo Abdi Abdullah at the Rasaca Hotel and confiscated a 9-mm pistol, ammunition, a homemade bomb (improvised explosive device or IED), a hand grenade, and components used in making bombs.

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A report from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group linked Abdullah to the Al Shabaab terror group that operates mainly in East Africa, and is affiliated with Al Qaeda.

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