Philippines: Westmincom on guard against suicide bombings

The Islamic State-inspired Abu Sayyaf group and foreign militants that are with them are planning more suicide bombings after their June 28 attack in Sulu, the chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said Monday.

“So we have monitored that they will continue to do it,” Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana told a local TV station here.

Sobejana assured the public, however, that the Armed Forces have ramped up intelligence operations to prevent more bombings.

“We in the armed forces, being mandated to secure everybody, are stepping up also or leveling up our intelligence efforts so that before they can launch that barbaric act of exploding human beings in the middle of the crowd will be prevented,” Sobejana said.

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Source: Philstar Global