Islamic Terrorist Surrenders in the Philippines After Suffering Gruesome Battle Wound


The leader of an Islamic militant group surrendered and was taken into police custody on Thursday in the Philippines after suffering a gruesome injury in battle.

Abduljihad Susukan is the highest-ranking leader of Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf to have been arrested this year, The Associated Press reported.

Abu Sayyaf was designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States in 1997.

Police served Susukan warrants for murder, attempted murder and kidnapping, according to Gen. Archie Gamboa, the country’s national police chief.

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Police allege that Susukan orchestrated the kidnapping and beheading of a Malaysian in 2015 on the day former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in the Philippines for a summit.

Susukan was also allegedly involved in the kidnappings of two Canadians who were beheaded in 2016 after Abu Sayyaf didn’t receive a requested ransom. The militant who executed the men is still on the loose.

Susukan’s rifle grenade exploded accidentally in the midst of a battle last week, severing his left arm.

He then gave himself over to Nur Misuari, a rebel chief who was appointed special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

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