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Indonesia says militant's arrest reveals plots, new IS links

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Tuesday a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they suspect he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that also has ties to Islamic State in Afghanistan.

Leader behind Semporna attack and resort kidnapping captured

KOTA KINABALU: Filipino security forces have captured the leader behind the infamous 1996 attack on Semporna town and the 2004 kidnapping of a China national from a resort.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where kidnapping is a business

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