Category: Terrorism

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Malaysia: 5 Terror Suspects Hiding in Mindanao

Malaysian Police has announced last Wednesday that they are looking for five terror suspects believed to be hiding in the Philippines. Malaysian Police identified that a university lecturer and four others allegedly involved in terrorist activities and are now hiding in the Philippines particularly in Mindanao. One of the suspects is Mahmud Ahmad, a 36-year-old...

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Alleged Abu Sayaff Leader Arrested in Parañaque

Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Khair Mundos, alleged financier of the bandit group’s al-Qaeda-linked operations, was caught by authorities at a house on A. Bonifacio Street, Barangay San Dionisio in Parañaque City on Wednesday morning, the Philippine National Police said. The 50-year-old Mundos, who is in the US State Department’s most wanted list, has a...

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One More Soldier Dead as Clearing Operations Continue in Zambo

A soldier and a Moro gunman were killed in clashes, even as the siege in Zamboanga City had been declared finished a few days ago. Quoting a field report, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, military public affairs chief, identified the slain soldier as Corporal Hakim Jaafar of the Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion. He was killed during...

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Security Measures Tightened in Zambo Evacuation Center

Security measures have been tightened by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Philippine National Police in the biggest evacuation center in Zamboanga City amid a rape incident reported there. “Additional security measures were recently installed in partnership with the PNP to ensure the safety and protection of the more than 11,000 families...

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Another BIFF Attack on Army post

A military detachment was harassed by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao on Sunday night, which caused some residents to flee. The BIFF attacked a detachment of the Army’s Alpha Company of the 4th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Magaslong in Datu Piang town at about 9:35p.m., 6th Infantry Division spokesman Colonel Dickson Hermoso said. Civilians from the...

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Jumping In

As I stand in an office high above the streets, looking out the window on a beautiful sunlit day, I recall another beautiful September day, but in New York City.  As I write this, the twelfth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are on my mind. On 11 September...

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Three Rebel Encounters and A Militiaman’s Release

The NPA has finally released Private First Class Rodello Canada Arigonan of the 1001st Brigade of the Philippine Army. Arigonan was freed at about 1:00 p.m. in Brgy. Panangan, Maco town, Compostela Valley on August 24. The release was facilitated in cooperation with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte along with members of Sowing the Seeds...

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Soldier Killed, 4 Others Hurt in Basilan Attack

A soldier was killed while four others were injured in a clash between Army troops and the Abu Sayaff Group in Al-Barka, Basilan Wednesday dawn, the military said. The incident came on the heels of another roadside bombing incident that claimed the lives of seven Philippine Army soldiers yesterday in Maguindanao. According to a rappler.com...

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Blast in Cotabato City Kills 8, Injures 30 Others

Eight people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Cotabato City in Mindanao Monday, August 5. In an interview with radio dzBB Tuesday morning, Police Regional Office 12 director Chief Superintendent Charles Calima Jr. confirmed that the number of fatalities has increased to eight as two of...

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INTERPOL Issues Global Security Alert on Terror Activity

INTERPOL has issued last Saturday, August 3, a global security alert advising increased vigilance for terrorist activity. INTERPOL has issued the alert after a series of jailbreaks that freed over 1,500 suspected terrorists in prisons over nine countries in the past weeks. In Pakistan, over 240 prisoners escaped after Taliban gunmen stormed a prison last...