Philippines: IED found on road leading to Sulu’s tourist site

Army soldiers foiled an alleged attempt by Abu Sayyaf bandits to stage bomb attacks following the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road leading to a tourist site in Indanan, Sulu on Saturday. Troopers of the Army’s Read More …

Philippines: Alleged wife of Abu Sayyaf bomb-maker arrested in Jolo, explosives recovered

Philippine authorities said they arrested the second wife of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Mundi Sawadjaan in a joint operation in Barangay Tulay in Jolo, Sulu Saturday. In a statement, the Joint Task Force Sulu said it arrested a certain Nursitta Mahalli Read More …

Philippines: Sulu roadside bombing foiled

Government troops have prevented a roadside bombing as they safely defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in the province of Sulu, military officials announced Monday. Lt. Col. Domingo Robles Jr., 35th Infantry Battalion commander, said the IED was disarmed around Read More …

Philippines: ASG bomb component suppliers nabbed in Sulu

Military and police operatives arrested two suppliers of bomb-making components to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu province, military officials said. Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, 11th Infantry Division commander, identified the arrested suspects as Akkang Suraili Omaron, a resident Read More …

Philippines: Bombing plot foiled in Sulu

A bombing attempt in Jolo, Sulu was prevented after a concerned netizen reported an improvised explosive device (IED) made allegedly by a local terrorist, the military said Friday. The IED, which was sealed with coconut leaves, is believed to be Read More …

Philippine Military: Suspected IS-linked Militant with Improvised Bombs Arrested

Soldiers recovered 16 pipe bombs and arrested an Islamic State-linked militant in a follow-up operation in the southern Philippines, after security forces killed three men, including two foreigners, as they allegedly tried to launch a bomb attack using suicide vests, Read More …

Philippines: Westmincom on guard against suicide bombings

The Islamic State-inspired Abu Sayyaf group and foreign militants that are with them are planning more suicide bombings after their June 28 attack in Sulu, the chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said Monday. “So we have monitored that Read More …