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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military on Tuesday said two notorious Abu Sayyaf bandits tagged as behind cross-border kidnappings in the Malaysian state of Sabah were killed during a raid on their hideout in Sulu. Major Filemon Tan, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said military forces killed Nixon Muktadil and his brother Brown…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Army arrested Sgt. Jeffrey Ordoño for pilfering and selling ammunition to civilians in Mindanao. Ordoño, assigned with the 10th Division Training School training soldier applicants, allegedly pilfered 1,000 live ammunition and sold them to civilians. If evidence warrants, he shall undergo either administrative or judicial proceedings…

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A ferry, Danica Joy 2, keeled over on its side while anchored at the Port of Zamboanga City and capsized late Thursday, but no casualty was reported. The ferry arrived in Zamboanga from Sandakan in Malaysia at 4 p.m. on the same day and five hours later, half of the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A soldier shot dead a Philippine Army commander in his house in Jolo, Sulu on Friday. Major Filemon Tan, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said Maj. Nurhusin Hadjaruddin, commander of the Army’s 52nd Engineer Brigade, commander was killed by Cpl. Julhalim Indanan in the village of Busbus. Tan did…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine military on Thursday said Abu Sayyaf bandits have freed a kidnapped Indonesian skipper of a fishing boat in Sulu in the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao. It said the 38-year-old Herman Bin Manggak, who was snatched along with two others on August 3 in Sabah, was…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government troops in Sulu rescued on Wednesday morning a Chinese trader abducted in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte before she could be handed over to the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group. Officials said soldiers from the 35th Infantry Battalion safely recovered Martina Lyn Yee, earlier reported as Cristina Yee, shortly…

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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Authorities are hunting down the suspects in Tuesday’s ambush in Picong town, this province, that killed a policeman and wounded four others, including the town’s chief of police. Slain in the ambush was Police Officer (PO)1 Rohodin Taha. Wounded in the daring attack was Senior…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Unidentified gunmen seized an elderly Chinese trader in a daring broad daylight abduction in Sirawai town in Zamboanga del Norte. Reports said the armed suspects dragged the 60-year-old Christina Yee to a waiting pump boat that sped off toward the high seas on Monday afternoon. Police said Yee…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A three-year-old boy was killed while his mother, sister and a neighbor were wounded after gunmen opened fire on their house in Balobo village, Lamitan City in Basilan on Monday. It said Omal Lario was hit in the chest and died instantly while his mother Usaiya, 28, was…

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