Manila - A suspected Malaysian terrorist has been arrested in the Philippines, police said Sunday.
The suspect, identified as Amin Aklam, was wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder, said Roque Merdigia, chief of the police's anti-transnational crime unit.
Aklam, a "hardened" member of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group, was arrested in a slum neighbourhood of a Manila suburb, Merdigia added.
The Abu Sayyaf group is currently holding captive at least 10 foreign hostages, including a Dutch bird watcher kidnapped in February 2012.
Aside from the high-profile kidnappings, the al-Qaeda linked group has also been blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in the Philippines.
Last month, Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack in the southern city of Davao that killed 14 people.