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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Caritas Philippines condemns bombing in Marawi

MANILA Caritas Philippines, the humanitarian, development, and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines condemns in strongest terms the bombing inside Dimaporo Gymnasium inside the Mindanao State University, where a Catholic mass was being held.

“I am appalled by the blatant act of terror that the perpetrators were able to commit especially at this time when we are celebrating the Mindanao Week of Peace!” Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, president of Caritas Philippines, said in a statement this morning.

BARMM chief minister, Lanao Sur governor condemn MSU bombing

COTABATO CITY - Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has condemned the MSU-Marawi gymnasium bombing.

“I condemn in the strongest terms these atrocious and cowardly acts. We stand firm and united against any form of violence and extremism that threatens the peace and harmony of our society,” Ebrahim said.

“Such acts not only take away innocent lives but also sow fear and discord among our people,” he added.

He said the regional government “was saddened and troubled by the devastating news.”

APMC medical workers attend to 46 blast victims

Attending physicians at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center said 46 others were being treated for varying degrees of injuries at the hospital’s emergency room minutes after the blast that went up at about 7:20 a.m.

Police authorities rushing to the crime scene said the type and technical descriptions of the explosive had yet to be determined from forensic investigation obtained from an elaborate process of laboratory examination.

Dr. Pinky Rakiin of the APMC said six were under operation for serious wounds.

Images of MSU Marawi blast, classes suspended; Lanao Sur Gov Adiong visits blast site, victims in hospital

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Parang, Maguindanao Norte - Lanao del Sur Gov. has visited the injured vistims following an improvised bomb explosion inside the MSU gymnasium in Marawi City Sunday morning. 

He earlier visited the blast site.

UPDATE 2: MSU-Marawi blast while Catholic mass on going leaves 4 dead on the spot, over 40 others injured

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao del Norte- At least three persons were killed on the spot inside the Mindanao State University (MSU-Marawi) gymnasium when a suspected improvised bomb was set off while a Catholic mass was going on Sunday morning, police said.

Colonel Robert Daculan, Lanao del Sur police provincial director, said the blast occured inside the gymnasium at 7 a.m. while the mass had just started.

"Many were down on the floor after the blast," Daculan said in a radio interview in Marawi City.  Initial reports said the three students died on the spot. 

Army offensive in Maguindanao Sur leaves 11 violent extremists dead

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte  – Military authorities today announced that 11 local terrorists were killed during a military operation in Datu Hofer, Maguindanao del Sur Friday.

Major Saber Balogan, civil-military operations chief of the Army’s 601st Infantry Brigade, said elements of 40th Infantry Battalion troopers conducting patrol operations clashed with an undetermined number of DI-Salauhiddin Hassan group in Barangay Tuwayan Mother, Datu Hofer town at past 1 p.m. Friday.

“The firefight lasted for more than three hours,” Balogan said in a radio interview.

2 patay sa pamamaril sa Kabacan

KIDAPAWAN CITY - DEAD ON arrival sa ospital ang dalawang mga nakamotorsiklo matapos barilin ng di pa matukoy na mga suspect sa Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato alas 7 kagabi.

Ang mga biktima ay nakilalang sina Reynan Bernardo Napalcruz, 29 taong gulang at Jinggoy Bernardo Napalcruz ng Barangay Luna Norte, Carmen, North Cotabato.

Sa report ng Kabacan Municipal Police Station sa pamumuno ni Major Maxim Peralta, lumalabas sa imbestigasyon ng PNP na sinundan sila ng suspect na kausap at katagpo sana din nila sa naturang lugar.

3 foreign money lenders slain in November gun attacks in Maguindanao Sur, Sultan Kudarat

COTABATO CITY - Two foreign moneylenders were killed in separate gun attacks in Central Mindanao in two days, barely two weeks after an Indian national collecting loan payments perished in an ambush in the region.

Pakistani moneylender Arshad Taraz Khan was shot dead at about dusk on Saturday by a lone attacker while transacting with clients in Barangay Salaman in Lebak town in Sultan Kudarat province in Region 12.

6 villagers hurt in Pikit grenade explosion

COTABATO CITY - Six Moro villagers were hurt in a grenade blast that ripped through a residential area at dusk Saturday in the troubled Pikit, North Cotabato.

Pikit, home to mixed Muslim and Christian communities, is now touted as the “crime capital” of Region 12 owing to the unending spate of killings and bloody clashes among rival heavily-armed groups in the area since 2020.

Mga suspect sa pagpatay isa isang kagawad, naaresto ng PNP at Army sa Midsayap

NAARESTO NG PINAGSANIB na pwersa ng PNP at AFP ang walo katao na hinihinalang may kinalaman sa pagpatay sa isang barangay kagawad at BPAT member sa Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Sila ay nahuli sa ikinasang joint police at military operations alas 4 ng hapon sa Barangay Kudarangan, Midsayap na sakop na ngayon ng Special Geographic Area ng BARMM.

Kahapon ng madaling araw, nakasagupa ng grupo ni Tho Puyo Singh, 73-anyos, Barangay Kagawad ng nasabing barangay at Bayao Mohamad Uka, 58-anyos, BPAT member. Sila parehong MNLF members na nasawi sa labanan.

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