Philippines: Abu Sayyaf bomb maker killed in Basilan

A notorious Abu Sayyaf leader and bombmaker blamed for deadly attacks in southern Philippines had been killed while trying to evade military operations in Basilan. Brig. Gen. Alvin Luzon, commander of the Philippine Army’s 101st Infantry Brigade in Basilan, confirmed Read More …

Philippines: Basilan explosion kills 2 militiamen, injures 3 others

Two members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (Cafgu) died on the spot when they accidentally tripped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Sitio Bato Piyat, Barangay Limbocandis, Sumisip town of Basilan province at around 12:30 p.m. on Read More …

Philippines: 5 bandits surrender in Basilan

Five alleged Abu Sayyaf bandits surrendered to authorities in Basilan on Saturday. The surrenderees – Omar Hajubain, Amil Palluh, Farhat Palluh, Merham Palluh and Basri Tukul – turned over three rifles and improvised explosive devices during a ceremony in Ungkaya Read More …

Philippines: Troops recover ASG IED, bomb-making parts in Basilan

Government troops have discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) and bomb-making components believed to be owned by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in a remote area in Lamitan City, Basilan, a top military official said Friday. Brig. Gen. Domingo Gobway, Read More …

Philippines: Suspected IED carrier killed in Basilan

A suspected bomb carrier was killed while his cohort escaped during an encounter with government troops in Lamitan City, Basilan on Wednesday evening, the military reported on Thursday. In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) identified the killed personality Read More …

Philippines: Basilan bomb attack foiled

Government troopers foiled a bomb attack in Basilan yesterday as government troopers recovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the roadside in Tipo-Tipo town. Personnel of the 18th Infantry Battalion and K9 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit discovered the Read More …

Philippines: Police foil IED attack in Lamitan City, Basilan province

State security forces foiled a bomb attack against an aspirant for town mayor as they prevented an improvised explosive device from blowing up Saturday in Lamitan City, Basilan province. Maj. Nurhaib Bungkac, Lamitan City police chief, said they coordinated with Read More …

Philippines: Woman killed in Basilan town explosion

A woman was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off early Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Sumisip, Basilan province, the police said. Police Major Faisal Tandico, Sumisip police chief, identified the fatality as Junayra Saad, 47, single, a Read More …

Philippines: 2 soldiers wounded in Basilan IED blast

Two soldiers were wounded when unidentified men detonated an improvised explosive device near an Army detachment in Lamitan, Basilan yesterday. Cpl. Cyrus Bunda and Pvt. Arny Vember were manning a checkpoint of the 68th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Campo Uno Read More …