Authorities arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf sub-leader implicated in various crimes during an operation in Sumisip, Basilan, on Tuesday, a military official said.

Imran Daiyong Mijal, an alleged leader of the Abu Sayyaf’s “urban terrorist group,” was arrested after a brief gunfight in Brgy. Marang-marang, around 5:20 p.m, said Lieutenant Colonel Eliglen Villaflor, commander of the Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion (SFB).

Elements of the 4th SFB apprehended Mijal on a warrant of arrest for frustrated murder, in coordination with the 64th Infantry Battalion and the Sumisip Police, Villaflor said in a statement.

Mijal, who uses the alias Boh, is also known to have participated in bombings, liquidations, kidnappings, ambuscades, and extortion, the military official said.

While troops were serving the warrant, Mijal resisted by firing his high-powered firearm so soldiers retaliated, Villaflor said.

Mijal was apprehended after he suffered a bullet wound to the right arm and was given first aid, he said.

Soldiers recovered from Mijal an M16-A1 rifle with one magazine and 48 rounds of ammunition, a rifle grenade, a caliber-.45 pistol, four more magazines, and 23 more rounds of ammunition. (John Roson)

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