Philippines: MSU bombing mastermind killed in Lanao military ops

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday confirmed the death of the leader of terrorist group Dawlah Islamiyah (DI), who masterminded the bombing of Mindanao State University (MSU) in December last year. Military sources were able to verify that Read More …

Philippines: Troops arrest Marawi bomb attack suspect

Troops and police have captured a suspected accomplice in the bombing at Mindanao State University (MSU) last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday. The suspect, Jafar Gamo Sultan a.k.a. Jaf/Kurot, was arrested in an operation in Read More …

Philippines: Bomb blast during Mass kills 4, wounds 50 at Mindanao State University

Four persons died and 50 others were wounded after a bomb exploded inside the Dimaporo Gym of the Mindanao State University (MSU) while a Catholic Mass attended by students was held past 7 a.m. on Sunday, police reported. Brig. Gen. Read More …

Philippines: Improvised bomb explosion topples power post

A concrete post of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) was toppled down by an improvised bomb explosion in an east coast village of this city, the police reported Saturday, November 4. Zamboanga City Police Office said the incident happened Read More …

Philippines: Misamis Occidental governor survives IED attack

Misamis Occidental Gov. Henry Oaminal and two of his security escorts were unhurt when an improvised explosive device went off in Barangay Lapasan in Clarin town before midnight on Sunday. Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Maj. Gen. Steve Crespillo said Read More …

Philippines: Police officer killed during clearing op at NGCP tower blast site

A police officer was killed during a clearing operation in Barangay Paiton, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte where an improvised explosive device earlier felled a transmission tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Police Senior Master Sergeant Rosellier Read More …

Philippines: NGCP investigates tower bombing that caused power interruptions in Mindanao

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said it is investigating the bombing of an electricity tower on Monday that caused power interruptions in parts of Mindanao. Authorities confirmed that unnamed individuals used improvised explosive devices to cause the bombing. Read More …

Philippines: Army seizes 2 NPA IEDs, firearm in Surigao Norte

Government forces have recovered war matériel following a clash with New People’s Army guerrillas in the Surigao del Norte town of San Francisco, the military said Wednesday. The Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion (IB) said government troops responded to a civilian Read More …

Philippines: Mindanao land transport, security sectors beef up coordination

Land transport and security sector representatives in Mindanao will forge stronger coordination to prevent safety threats to commuters, starting with ensuring compliance to the required security plan for all service operators. “The policies are in place, we just need to Read More …

Philippines: 39 from ISIS-inspired terror groups surrender to military

Dozens of Islamic State-inspired local terror group fighters and field commanders surrendered themselves and their high-powered firearms and improvised bombs to the government and military on Friday, security officials said. Maj. Andrew Linao, spokesman of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said Read More …