Philippines: New ’emir’ of Daulah Islamiya, 4 others die in Maguindanao clash

The newly appointed emir or commander of the Islamic State (IS)-linked Daulah Islamiya (DI) group has been killed in an armed clash with the military in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, a ranking general revealed on Friday, Dec. 3. Asim Karinda alias Abu Read More …

Philippines: 8 hurt in Maguindanao IED explosion

Eight people were hurt after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the town plaza of Datu Piang in Maguindanao on Saturday, September 18, 2021, while a volleyball tournament was taking place. Datu Piang Mayor Victor Samama said the Read More …

Philippines: Soldier killed in Maguindanao roadside bombing

A soldier was killed and six others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted along the road in Datu Hoffer Ampatuan went off before dawn on Thursday. The identity of the fatality was withheld pending notification of his Read More …

Philippines: 4 more BIFF slain in Maguindanao clashes, 7 IEDs found

Four more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in separate clashes in Maguindanao, the military here said Saturday. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said with the four latest BIFF fatalities, Read More …

Philippines: Army troops foil bombing attempt in Maguindanao

Military personnel defused on Thursday morning an improvised explosive device (IED) found in Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. “Around 10:00 a.m. yesterday, a concerned citizen informed the troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion that a suspected IED was emplaced 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 …

Philippines: Troops discover IED factory in Maguindanao

Philippine troops uncovered last Friday an improvised explosive device (IED) factory while on a combat clearing mission in Maguindanao. In a news release on Sunday, the military said the troops form the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion uncovered the factory in Read More …

Philippines: 3 soldiers wounded in Maguindanao blast

Three soldiers were wounded in a bomb explosion Thursday while clearing an area occupied by pro-Islamic State militants in the restive Philippine province of Maguindanao, officials said. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Joint Task Force Central, said the Read More …

Philippines: Soldier killed, 4 hurt in Maguindanao roadside bombing

A roadside bomb ripped through a Philippine Marine vehicle on Friday evening in Datu Hofer, Maguindanao, killing a serviceman and wounding four others. An initial report sent to Col. Arnold Santiago, Maguindanao police director, identified the fatality only as a Read More …

Philippines: Army foils bomb plot in Maguindanao

Military authorities in Maguindanao said they foiled Wednesday an attempt by suspected Moro bandits to set off roadside bombs after soldiers discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mamasapano town. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) commander Read More …