ASG leader killed

Askali, terror group’s rising star, among six militants killed in clashes in Bohol resort town.

Abu Sayyaf kidnapping mastermind shot dead

Raul Dancel

Security forces have killed Abu Sayyaf’s spokesman, described as a “rising star” in Muslim extremist circles and who was behind several high-profile kidnappings, in clashes at a popular resort island in central Philippines.

In a news conference yesterday, General Eduardo Ano, the military chief, said Muamar Askali, also known as “Abu Rami”, was among six militants killed on Tuesday in Inabanga town, in Bohol province.

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