Filipino nabbed in bomb that killed 2 US soldiers

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say they have captured a suspected Muslim rebel bomber believed to be involved in a 2009 land mine attack that killed two U.S. Special Forces soldiers and a Filipino marine in a volatile southern province.

Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, Sulu provincial police chief, says Miraji Bairulla did not resist when government forces served a warrant for his arrest Sunday in Indanan town. Bairullah, who uses the rebel name "Mahang," is a bomb expert of the rebel group the Moro National Liberation Front, according to Orbita.

Orbita says the suspect was among militants who placed a land mine that hit a passing Humvee and killed two U.S. soldiers and a Filipino marine in Indanan on Sept. 29, 2009, in Sulu, where Muslim militant groups are active.

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