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AseanPlus News

A grim first for the Philippines

Manila: A Filipino militant is suspected of carrying out an apparent suicide bombing last week in the southern Philippines, an army general said, a grim first for the insurgency-plagued nation.

AseanPlus News

Base strike likely a suicide bombing

MANILA: A bomb attack that killed eight people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, the army said, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants inspired by Islamic State.

World

Philippine army says attack on base likely a suicide bombing

MANILA (Reuters) - A bomb attack that killed eight people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, the army said on Saturday, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants inspired by Islamic State.

World

Philippine army camp blast kills 5; Islamic State claims responsibility

MANILA (Reuters) - An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Islamic State said was an attack by its suicide bombers.

AseanPlus News

Three soldiers killed in southern Philippines

Indanan (Philippines): An attack on a special Philippine army counter-terrorism unit left three soldiers dead and nine others wounded in the southern Philippines, military spokesmen and witnesses said.

Nation

Abu Sayyaf ditches hostages

KOTA KINABALU: The sea gypsy hostages abducted from Lahad Datu on Sabah’s east coast have been found in a village in the Philipines.

Nation

Sources: Nine kidnapped sea gypsies rescued, one still missing

KOTA KINABALU: Philippine security forces are believed to have rescued nine out the ten sea gypsies kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen on June 18.

One Man's Meat

Where kidnapping is a business

When southern Philippines is a prosperous neighbour, then perhaps cross-border abductions will stop.

Nation

Manila on the lookout for kidnapped Malaysians

MANILA: Philippine security forces are closely monitoring Tawi-Tawi and Sulu provinces after 10 Malaysian fishermen were kidnapped last Tuesday by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen off Sabah’s waters as they were believed to be taken to the bandits’ jungle lair in southern Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nation

Kidnappers targeting ordinary folks

KOTA KINABALU: Kidnappers prowling Sabah’s waters especially in the east coast are no longer concerned about not getting high-value victims, says Comm Datuk Omar Mammah.