Philippines: Extortion group behind Tulunan bombing – SITG

The police’s Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Sibsib has identified the Al Khobar extortion group as responsible for the Jan. 27 bombing incident here that killed one and injured three others. Major Jun Napat, Tulunan police chief, said the group Read More …

Philippines: 1 dead, 2 hurt in IED blast in Cotabato

One person was killed and two others were hurt when an improvised explosive device went off at a waiting shed in Tulunan town, Cotabato province at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Major Jun Napat, Tulunan town police, said the Read More …

Philippines: 2 Saudi nationals with alleged links to ISIS nabbed in Cotabato City

Two Saudi nationals with suspected links to international terrorist group ISIS were arrested in Cotabato City on Wednesday, according to the police. An improvised explosive device was seized from the suspects, along with several components used in making IEDs. A Read More …

Man transporting IED hurt in shootout outside Cotabato City

A man suspected of trying to bring an improvised explosive device into the city was injured in a shootout with authorities early Thursday, the military said. In an initial report, the public affairs office of the 6th Infantry Division identified Read More …