Suspected Al Khobar leader nabbed in Maguindanao

Tony Nur was arrested in his hideout in Barangay Poblacion in Buluan, Maguindanao this afternoon.

Elements of the police from Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat and Buluan in Maguindanao, as well as members of the Military Intelligence Group, reportedly took part in the operation.

Nur was nabbed by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Rogelio Naresma of the Regional Trial Court Branch 23. As specified in case number 271-2007, he is facing charges of murder.

Supt. Joel Limson, head of the Tacurong City police, said that the Al Khobar group is behind the series of bombings and extortion activities not only in Southwestern Mindanao but in other parts of the country as well.

Nur was reportedly involved in the Oct. 10, 2006 bombing in Makilala, North Cotabato wherein 10 peopled died and 40 others were wounded. He, too, was supposedly among the suspects that bombed Kidapawan on July and October 2007.

Nur was turned over to the Kidapawan police for further investigations. (MindaNews)