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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits strafed a cargo ship, wounding two of its crew in a failed hijacking off the waters of Basilan near Sibago Island late on Friday. Authorities said the attack on MV Kudos 1 that was sailing for Davao City to deliver its cargo…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits abducted an engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways–Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ((DPWH–ARRM) on Wednesday morning in Jolo, Sulu. Enrico Nee was waiting for a motorcycle taxi near his home in Barangay San Raymundo when gunmen snatched him and dragged him to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A 26-year-old man grieving over the death of her mother was shot several times while attending to the woman’s funeral wake in Molave town in the southern Filipino province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said on Tuesday. Police said Joseph Tago, tired from attending to those who visited…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces continued their hot pursuit on Monday against a band of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) after fierce clashes with Philippine Marines killed five bandits and wounded seven soldiers in Bud Bawis of Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) spokesman, said the troops, belonging to Marine Battalion…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military forces clashed on Thursday with three supporters of the Islamic State (IS) and killed all of them in Lanao del Norte. Army Brig. Gen. William Alunday, commander of anti-terror task group, said the trio opened fire on security forces out to arrest them in Barangay…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits ambushed a police patrol car and bombed the house of a senior government official in separate attacks in Lantawan, Basilan late on Thursday following the attack that killed two Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) employees and wounded two others. Police said no…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf bandits ambushed a group of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) employees, killing two and wounding two others in Lamitan City in Basilan. Police identified the victims as Ahzhar Dakis and Basit Daimun, and the wounded as Abdul Sarabin and Mitoy Estajal. They said the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist insurgents killed an Army officer and wounded two soldiers in a firefight in Davao City. Major Ezra Balagtey, Philippine Army spokesman, said First Lieutenant Jarren Jay Relota, 27, was killed in Barangay Mapula of Paquibato district, a stronghold of the New People’s Army (NPA). He said Relota’s…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Philippine Marine was killed in a daring attack at the port area in Isabela City in Basilan on Thursday. Police said Corporal Jhun Rey Lauriaga, 25, assigned with the 49th Marine Battalion Landing Team in Tawi-Tawi, was with his wife when the assailant shot him in the head…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Pro-government militias killed an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandit in a gunfight in Basilan on Wednesday. Officials said militias responded to a report by civilians that the militant was spotted in Barangay Sungkayut, Ungkaya Pukan town. But the ASG gunmen, identified as Munir Kahum, opened fire at the approaching…

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