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British hostages safe after Philippine troops clash with Islamist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Soldiers in the southern Philippines rescued a British man and woman from members of an Islamist militant group, the army said on Monday, after their captors fled during a military operation.

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.