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THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Wednesday that one of the two suicide bombers in the June 28 attack on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu was a Filipino.
DUTCH EWOLD Horn, a birdwatcher who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in 2012, was killed Friday morning by his captors in Patikul, Sulu, as he tried to escape amid the week-long intense offensive launched by the military against the bandit group, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported.
MALAYSIAN KIDNAP victim Jari Bin Abdullah, who was shot by his Abu Sayyaf captors as he was being rescued in Sulu by government troops last April 4, died on April 9 at the West Metro Medical Center in Zamboanga City after his family consented to the removal of the life support system.
THREE soldiers and four pro-Islamic State militants were killed, and a total of 22 wounded during a brief, but intense, firefight on a remote southern island on Friday, the military said.
THE Provincial Prosecutor in Sulu on Wednesday charged before the regional trial court in Jolo five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) linked to the Jan. 27 bombing of the Jolo Cathedral, an official from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.
Residents of two villages in Patikul, Sulu line up for relief goods after they fled their homes due to the ongoing pursuit operations being conducted by security forces against the Abu Sayyaf and Ajang-Ajang groups, which are suspected to be behind the Jan. 27 twin bombings in the capital Jolo.
FIVE ARMED robbery incidents against ships were reported in Asia in February 2018, only one of which occurred while at sea off Basilan in southern Philippines, according to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia-Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP-ISC).