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Mindanao Armed Conflict

5 religious extremists, 2 NPAs surrender in Sultan Kudarat

TACURONG CITY --- Five religious extremists, four of them bomb-makers, and two members of the New People’s Army together surrendered on Sunday, a regional military official said Tuesday.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the seven men turned in firearms and explosives to the 40th Infantry Battalion before they renounced their membership with their respective groups.

2 killed in South Cotabato gun attack

KORONADAL CITY --- Gunmen killed with assault rifles two villagers in an attack late Monday in an interior barangay in Surallah, South Cotabato.

The fatalities --- Helen Aspera, 54, and her nephew, the 34-year-old Gentry Domingo --- died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.

Two men armed with M16 assault rifles reportedly crawled near the house of the victims, shot them through open windows and escaped.

Informants have confided to police investigators that Aspera was locked in a land dispute with another family.

UPDATE: BIFF leader slain in Maguindanao clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - The 4th Division Commander and Chief of Staff of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Karialan Faction identified as Zukarno Guilil alias Motorola was killed in an armed encounter against Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) Forces at Brgy Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao early morning today, December 26, 2021.

Grenade blast rocks Tantangan, South Cotabato on Christmas Eve

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato --- A grenade explosion ripped through a stretch of a highway here Friday night, causing panic among villagers in houses nearby.

Reports received by Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, regional director for the Soccsksargen region, showed that one of two men on a motorcycle together hurled a grenade at a red Mitsubushi pick-up truck parked along a portion of the Koronadal-Tacurong Highway in Barangay Dumadalig here and sped away as the explosive went off.

The pickup truck, bearing license plates NET 3147, was damaged.

4 NPA arsonists, extortionists surrender in Central Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY --- Four New Peoples Army guerrillas implicated in the burning heavy equipment of construction companies and bomb attacks surrendered to authorities and pledged allegiance to government.

The first to yield were two NPAs who turned in their firearms to officials of the Army’s 5th Special Forces Battalion during a simple surrender rite Wednesday at Barangay Ned in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato.

2 NPA yields in South Cotabato

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Two former members of the Communist Terrorist Group decided to return to the folds of the law as they surrendered to government troops in Sitio Lower Salban, Brgy Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on December 07, 2021.

Basilan mayor killed, another local exec hurt in Zamboanga attack

COTABATO CITY --- An incumbent mayor in Basilan, Darusallam Lajid of Al-Barka, was killed while another mayor, Alih Sali of Akbar, was hurt in a gun attack in Zamboanga City on Monday morning.

The driver of Sali was also reportedly killed in the incident.

In an initial statement Monday, the Zamboanga City Police Office said the two mayors were attacked by four men on motorcycles in a seaside village in Barangay Baliwasan in Zamboanga City, just after arriving from Basilan via a small watercraft.

New Dawlah Islamiya leader, 4 others slain in Maguindanao clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – The newly appointed Amir and leader of Daulah Islamiya Terrorist Group, identified as a certain Asim Karinda alias Abu Azim, was killed in the latest armed clash with Joint Task Force Central forces at Barangay Dabenayan, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on the early morning of December 2, 2021.

Karinda replaced Salahudin Hasan as Amir and leader of Daulah Islamiya after Hasan was neutralized by military forces on October 29, 2021 at Damablac, Talayan, Maguindanao. He is also a trained IED fabricator and bomb maker.

Dawla Islamiyah member slain in Maguindanao clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – A member of the Dawlah Islamiya Terror Group, who was later on identified as the son of DITG sub-leader Hassan Indal, was killed during an encounter with the Joint Task Force Central Troops at Sitio Ulangkaya, Brgy Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on December 01, 2021.

Cop killed in Maguindanao gun attack

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao - Gunmen killed a policeman in an ambush in Barangay Kauran here Thursday.

Lt. Rey Samson, acting chief of the Ampatuan municipal police, identified the victim as Cpl. Henry Mangaser Olindo, Jr., a member of the municipal police force in Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur.

He died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.

Olindo was a resident of Barangay Rosary Heights 6 in Cotabato City.

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