Wife of ASG sub-leader Sawadjaan arrested in Sulu raid

Published July 18, 2021, 10:23 PM

by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

Fatima Nasser Anilhusra- Sawadjaanwife of ASG-sub leader and notorious bomber Mundi Sawadjaan was arrested during a counter terrorist operation at a house in Sitio Badjao Annex, Barangay Bus-Bus, Sulu at dawn last Saturday. (PRO-BAR/MANILA BULLETIN)

The wife of ASG-sub leader and notorious bomber Mundi Sawadjaan was arrested during a counter terrorist operation at a house in Sitio Badjao Annex, Barangay Bus-Bus, Sulu at dawn last Saturday.

A Bangsamoro Police Regional Office post said police launched an operation to serve a warrant of arrest against Mudzrimar “Mundi” Sawadjaan.

The operation resulted in the arrest of Fatima Nasser Anilhusra- Sawadjaan, 28 years old, Mundi’s wife.

Mundi and two of his cohorts escaped during the operation.

A military report said Mundi and his cohorts were spotted in Bus-Bus, Sulu.

Authorities also recovered components of an improvised explosive device, an MK-2 grenade and two identification cards belonging to Elaida Jumdail inside the residence purportedly belonging to Fatima.

Sawadjaan is the subject of a manhunt by authorities after he allegedly led at least two major bombing activities in Sulu: the 2019 Sulu twin bombings and the 2019 Cathedral bombing.

Police Brigadier General Eden T Ugale, Regional Director, PRO BAR lauded the operating units as he assures the public that they would continue to exhaust all options to prevent and fight terrorism in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

 
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