One of the U.S.'s most wanted terrorists arrested in the Philippines

One of the U.S.'s most wanted terrorists arrested in the Philippines

Khair Mundos, one of the most wanted terrorists in the United States, was arrested Wednesday morning in the Philippines and brought into custody by local authorities.

Mundos, a leader of the Philippine Islamic extremist group Abu Sayyaf, is thought to be responsible for a series of lethal attacks on U.S. troops as well as for attacks on Filipinos. After fleeing prison in 2007, Mundos was a "fundraiser, bomb maker, and instructor" for Abu Sayyaf, which is tied to al-Qaeda, Time reports. His capture marks the end of a seven-year manhunt.

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Meghan DeMaria

Meghan DeMaria is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked for USA Today and Marie Claire.