Philippines: IED explosion in Basilan injures soldier, civilian

A soldier and one civilian were wounded in a roadside explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan Monday morning, April 12. In a statement, Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the Read More …

Philippines: Army destroys 48 recovered NPA IEDs in North Cotabato

The Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (39IB) here destroyed 48 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) recovered from its various operations against the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in recent months. The disposal of the IEDs took place at a secluded area of 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, NPA clash in Apayao; guns, explosive seized

Several high-powered firearms and an explosive were recovered when elements of the Philippine Army (PA) figured in two separate armed encounters with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Flora, Apayao over the weekend, the military bared Monday, March 15. Read More …

Philippines: Women linked to Abu Sayyaf suicide bombings arrested in Sulu

At least nine women, including the three daughters of the acting Abu Sayyaf Group leader, have been arrested in a series of raids, the Philippines military said on Tuesday, as the government steps up efforts to go after armed fighters Read More …

Philippines: 4 hurt in IED blast in Sorsogon

Three civilians and a police officer were wounded when two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded on the national highway in Pilar town in Sorsogon province on Monday, Feb. 22. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said Corporal Jeffry Enconge 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: IED blast heightens tension in Ecija town with 2 mayoral seat claimants

An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at the back of the public market here late on Tuesday (Feb. 9), police said. This was the second IED explosion in the town amid an ongoing mayoral row. Maj. Baltazar Corpuz, town police Read More …

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 …