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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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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Indonesian authorities have said that two of its citizens kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) off Sabah in Malaysia in November 2016 have been released from captivity in Sulu. The Indonesian Consulate-General in Davao City and the Indonesian Embassy in Manila have confirmed the safe release late …

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist insurgents on Wednesday owned up to a daring attack on President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown where they destroyed trucks owned by fruit companies in Davao City. Rubi del Mundo, spokesman for the New People’s Army (NPA), said the weekend assault was a punitive action against the Japanese Sumitomo Fruits Corp. (Sumifru)…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police were searching for a British subject who escaped after assaulting a Filipino hotel manager in Dipolog City in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, a regional police spokeman, said 34-year-old Mario Romano, manager of D’ Hotel & Suites, accused Stephen Daubney…

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