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The impact of the blasts destroyed huts and toppled trees, including a mango tree that pinned Jumdail, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

Despite his image, Jumdail was no less dangerous.

U.S. and Philippine officials had offered bounties for Jumdail’s capture for high-profile ransom kidnappings. His group was planning terror attacks, including new kidnappings of foreigners and bombings, when he was killed along with his son, who was also an Abu Sayyaf fighter, officials said.