Abdul Basit Usman

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Abdul Basit Usman

Ahmad Akmad Usman y Batabol (1974 – 3 May 2015), better known as Abdul Basit Usman, was a Filipino Islamist and fugitive. He was a bomb making expert who was head of the Special Operations Group of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and had links with Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah groups.

Usman was born in a village in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao to a Muslim family. He worked as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Pakistan before taking part in militant activities.

Usman was killed on 3 May 2014 in Guindulungan, aged 40/41.[1]

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  1. "Maguindanaon bomber Basit Usman killed?". The Philippine Star. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.