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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine military on Monday alerted its forces in the Sulu Archipelago near the Malaysian border after gunmen snatched two Indonesian fishermen off Sabah on Saturday. Officials said at least five gunmen boarded a Malaysian trawler off the coastal town of Kunak in Tawau Division and abducted the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces were pursuing a large group of Abu Sayyaf rebels in the southern Philippines following a deadly clash that left at least seven people dead in Sulu province. Officials said four army soldiers and three Abu Sayyaf gunmen were killed in fierce clashes on Friday in Patikul…

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PAGADIAN CITY: Armed men riding a motorcycle killed a provincial board member of Misamis Occidental in a daring attack on Thursday in Ozamiz City. The victim – Roland Romero – fell from the bullets fired by four gunmen who fled immediately after the shooting, initial investigation showed. Police are still…

SON HELD CAPTIVE

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf terrorists have freed a 42-year-old man they abducted in Zamboanga Sibugay province in August but continue to hold in captivity his eight-year-old son in Sulu. The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) on Wednesday said Elmer Romoc was released on November 14…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Four Army soldiers from the 14th Scout Ranger Company were wounded in a roadside bombing on Monday morning in Basilan. Major Filemon Tan, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said the soldiers were patrolling Barangay Sabong in Lamitan City when the bomb went off. He said the injured soldiers –…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Four Army soldiers from the 14th Scout Ranger Company were wounded in a roadside bombing on Monday morning in Basilan. Major Filemon Tan, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said the soldiers were patrolling Barangay Sabong in Lamitan City when the bomb went off. He said the injured soldiers –…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Vietnamese sailor who was shot and wounded by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels who hijacked their cargo ship off Basilan province on Friday is now at a private hospital here but the regional police said an immigration official prevented investigators from talking to the victim. Police said Lai…

Vietnamese cargo ship seizeD NEAR BASILAN

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels hijacked a Vietnamese cargo ship and abducted six crew, including its captain, in a daring attack that left one sailor wounded near Basilan province on Friday. The ship, MV Royal 16, was sailing off the province when 10 gunmen on a speedboat intercepted the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces have arrested a barangay (village) captain who allegedly was working for the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, officials said on Sunday. Officials said policemen, backed by soldiers, seized Fauzi Abdulla, chief of Barangay Niyog Sangahan in Talipao town, over…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Malaysian authorities said two Indonesian fishing boat skippers have been abducted in separate attacks in Sabah near the Philippine border of Tawi-Tawi. The two men were seized by armed men on Saturday and their abduction were immediately reported to the Eastern Sabah Security Command. Efforts to find and…

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