AFP: $5M reward for notorious terror suspect remains intact-A A +A
Thursday, August 7, 2014
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Thursday the $5 million reward for information regarding the whereabouts of Malaysian terror suspect, Zulkipli bin Hir, remains intact.
In an interview, AFP spokesperson Domingo Tutaan said the bounty remains on bin Hir's head as no one could show proof that he was dead.
"Wala naman dapat isauli na reward kasi wala naman talagang nai-release na reward," he said.
Reports said several tipsters collected the reward money after they claimed that bin Hir was killed in a United States-backed airstrike on an Abu Sayyaf lair two years ago in Sulu.
Khair Mundos, an Abu Sayyaf leader who was arrested in Paranaque City on June 11, told authorities that bin Hir is alive and is being harbored by a hard-line Moro rebel leader group in Mindanao.
Tutaan said the AFP said pursuit operations is ongoing against the terrorist. (Sunnex)