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Philippine army foils suicide bombing bid linked to IS

MANILA: Soldiers in the southern Philippines foiled what the army said was an attempted suicide bombing in an urban area, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on a group aligned with the Islamic State (IS) group.

Recently released Abu Sayyaf gunman Murphy Ladja no longer a threat to Sabah, says Esscom chief

KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in Sabah's east coast do not view notorious Abu Sayyaf-linked gunman Murphy Basaluddin Ladja as a threat, after Filipino authorities freed him due to lack of witnesses.

Philippine army says it thwarted a suicide bombing in town in restive south

MANILA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the southern Philippines foiled what the army said on Wednesday was an attempted suicide bombing in an urban area, the latest in a series of attacks blamed on a group aligned with Islamic State.

Sabah police will not negotiate ransom demands made by Filipino kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian police are working with their Philippine counterparts to secure the release of three Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen off Lahad Datu on Sept 23.

Kidnappers contact family member of victims

KOTA KINABALU: A family member of one of the three Indonesian fishermen abducted off Tambisan in Lahad Datu has been contacted by the kidnappers.

Esscom won’t let its guard down again

KOTA KINABALU: It’s a game of cat and mouse for law enforcers securing waters off Sabah’s eastern-most tip of Tambisan, which has remained volatile in keeping Filipino kidnap-for-ransom groups at bay.