Terror suspect’s wife arrested in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 July) – The wife of suspected terrorist Owaidah Marohombsar alias Abu Dar was arrested while an alleged bomb expert and two leaders of remnants of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group were killed during joint Army and police operations in this city on Monday.

Troops from the Army Intelligence Battalion, Joint Special Operations Group, Joint Task Force Gensan, Regional Mobile Force Battalion and city police arrested at 6:30 am Nasifah Pundug for violation of Republic Act 9516, the law on explosives.

Pundug was arrested in Purok Maunlad, Barangay Apopong.

Recovered from the suspect are several gadgets, phones and a laptop that authorities believe contain information on the terror group’s activities in the country.

The suspect is being held for interrogation at a local police station.

Earlier on Monday, the same operatives killed Najib Calimba Pundug alias Najib Hussein, an alleged bomb maker, when he tried to resist arrest based on a warrant that was served to him in Barangay Fatima where he was said to have been hiding. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)