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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Ambush incident triggers tension in Malabang town

LANAO DEL SUR --- Tension has spread around the now supposedly booming and peaceful Malabang town following the fatal ambush of an uncle of its mayor Wednesday.

Rauf Malawani, uncle of the first-termer Mayor Tomas Macapodi of Malabang, Lanao del Sur, died on the spot from bullet wounds sustained in the attack.

The victim, a Maranao community leader, campaigned extensively for Macapodi when he first aspired for Malabang’s mayoral post during the May 2019 elections.

Regional NPA leader, 2 commanders killed in North Cotabato clash

NORTH COTABATO --- A combined police-military team killed a wanted regional New People’s Army official and two commanders in a brief clash in President Roxas town on Monday morning.

Buenaventura Dawal, executive committee chairman of the NPA’s self-styled Southern Mindanao Regional Command, and two companions, Menandro Villanueva and a certain Alambro, all died on the spot.

11 terrorists tagged in plunder of Datu Piang surrender

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - One of the commanders of terrorists who burned a police vehicle and shot a Catholic church and houses in the town proper of Datu Piang in December surrendered on Saturday.

Nino Ebrahim, a henchman of Imam Karialan, and his ten followers pledged allegiance to the government through the joint intercession of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion and the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

2 terrorists killed in foiled escape in Maguindanao

Two members of a militant extremist group tagged in a series of bombings in Central Mindanao were killed in a foiled escape in Maguindanao on Thursday.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas, citing reports coming from the PNP Command Center said Rasul Dubpaleg and Bhadz K. Dubpaleg, both members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), were earlier arrested by police and military team in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao around 10 a.m.

7 killed in separate Central Mindanao gun incidents

COTABATO CITY --- Seven persons, two of them women, linked to drug rings were killed in separate incidents in the neighboring Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces Saturday.

One of the seven fatalities was identified as Akmad Manampen, a high-value target of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Manampen had eluded an attempt by PDEA-BARMM agents to clamp him down in an anti-narcotics operation in Cotabato City early on.

Apat katao patay sa pamamaril sa Maguindanao!

DATU ANGGAL MIDTIMBANG, Maguindanao - DEAD on the spot ang apat katao matapos pagbabarilin sa Brgy. Tulunan, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao pasado alas tres ng hapon kanina.

Kinilala ang mga biktima na sina PFC Heredin K. Kanakan na taga Brgy. Sta Cruz, Koronadal City, Heredin Kamidon Kanakan taga Almonte Street, Cotabato City, Fatima Manampen Usman taga Muntinlupa City at isang hindi pa tukoy ang pangalan.

Criminal case filed against killers of ex-Jolo police chief

COTABATO CITY --- Investigators filed Friday a murder case against two drug traffickers for the November 21 murder in Sultan Mastura town of the controversial former Jolo police chief Lt. Col. Walter Annayo.

The cases against Rasul Nahang Radja and Nara Kagatan Asula were filed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at the office here of Maguindanao provincial prosecutor Rohaira Lao.

Fruit vendor dead, 5 hurt in North Cotabato bombing

NORTH COTABATO --- An ambulant fruit vendor was killed while five others, among them commuters, were hurt in an explosion that hit a bus in Tulunan town at noontime Wednesday.

Col. Henry Villar, director of the North Cotabato provincial police, said investigators and ordnance experts are still sifting through the blast scene. 

Vendor Gina Paunan, 53 of Barangay Cajelo, Tulunan succumbed to shrapnel wounds while being rushed to a hospital. 

BIFF blamed for deadly South Upi roadside bombing

MAGUINDANAO ---- Authorities have blamed the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters as responsible for Tuesday’s roadside bombing in South Upi town that killed a motorist and hurt another.

The fatality, Alberto Delos Santos, died on the spot from multiple shrapnel wounds.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Wednesday there are strong indications that the roadside bomb attack was pulled off by BIFF members who had repeatedly attacked villages in South Upi, Maguindanao early on.

Secondary IED found near scene of deadly roadside bombing

Ordnance experts promptly deactivated a more powerful secondary explosive found near the scene of a roadside blast Tuesday in South Upi town that killed a motorist and hurt another.

The improvised explosive device was made of 105 Howitzer cannon round rigged with a blasting mechanism attached to a small 12-volt battery.

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