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Mindanao Armed Conflict

7 MILF members perish in gunfights with ISIS-inspired BIFF

MAGUINDANAO ---Members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters killed seven fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in a gunfight Friday in Shariff Saidona town in this province.

The MILF is silent on its reported loss even as Facebook posts about it are now viral, some even circulated by local officials in municipalities in the second district of the province.

PNP file charges vs. 7 in Isulan bombing

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat  – The Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Manolette on Thursday filed charges of Multiple Frustrated Murder and Multiple Attempted Murder against the seven identified suspects and their cohorts on the recent Isulan Bombing Charges at Provincial Prosecutors Office-Isulan Sultan Kudarat.

Five of the suspects were the suspected ISIS Sympathizers  who were arrested by PRO 12 operatives, AFP and counterpart agencies on September 23, 2019 while the other two identified suspects and their cohorts remain at large.

NPA amazon na taga North Cotabato, huli sa Agusan del Sur

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Mataas na lider ng New Peoples Army, naaresto sa Agusan del Sur matapos na tiktikan ng mga otoridad sa tulong ng mga sibilyan.

Kinilala ang naaresto na si si Rachel Cortez Daguman na mas kilala ding si alyas Kumander Jasmin, alyas Yude at alyas Raya na taga President Roxas, North Cotabato.

Sa ngayon, nasa kustodiya na ng Agusan del Sur provincial police office si Kumander Jasmin habang nakatakda naman siyang ililipat sa North Cotabato upang harapin ang mga kasong homicide at robbery.

Cops eye 'rido' in murder of Lanao Sur town councilor

COTABATO CITY  – Police are looking at family feud as the motive in the murder of a town councilor in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on Friday.

Captain Karl Vince Centinaje, Malabang municipal police chief, said the murder of Councilor Aksara Marohomsalic Balindong at 5 p.m. could be traced to a “rido” (family feud).

But Centinaje said police investigators are also looking at other possible motive.

Nocot cop survives assassins' bullets

KIDAPAWAN CITY—-A police intelligence officer survived a gun attack as he drove home around 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the town of Carmen, Cotabato province.

The Cotabato police identified the officer as Sgt. Abejay Dandan, who was going home to the village of Kibudtungan when he was attacked by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

The gunmen fired repeatedly at the officer’s vehicle, hitting him in different parts of the body.

Swedish national, 3 others nabbed suspects linked to Isulan bombing

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Four Isulan public market bombing suspects were apprehended in a joint law enforcement operation launched by the government forces in Sitio Nakan, Barangay Kapaya, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat on Monday, the Army today said.

Apprehended were Hassan Akgun, a Swedish national; Abedin Camsa; Normia Camsa; and Norshiya Camsa.

Army seizes guns in Maguindanao


CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao  – The military here announced today the recovery of assorted firearms from a safehouse in Datu Salibo, Maguindanao believed to be from IS linked armed group.

Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central, said the firearms were seized by elements of 57th Infantry Battalion and 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalions in several abandoned houses in Barangay Butilen, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao at 5 a.m. Thursday.

3 self-confessed terrorists collared, arms seized in Lanao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Military troops nabbed three local terrorists and recovered their firearms Wednesday morning in Lanao del Sur.

Janla Tangolo, 20, Arapat Tangolo, 22, and Kamarudin Sultan, 20, were arrested by soldiers of 49th and 82nd Infantry Battalions in Barangay Paridi, Piagapo at 5am on September 18.

Army: Community helps foil bomb plot in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Through the support of the civilian community, troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu were able to recover 700 kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate and one 81mm mortar fuse in Barangay Latih, Patikul, Sulu.

Troops of the 63rd Mechanized Company acted on a report received from a local resident about the presence of a suspected explosive device in an abandoned house in their locality.

Ammonium Nitrate is considered as a deplorable component for explosives due to its cratering charge effect when mixed with fuel substances.

Abu leader's kin neutralized in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Amid the conduct of focused military operation, troops of the 41st Infantry Battalion encountered more or less 40 Abu Sayyaf Group members under Almujer Yadah, Ben Tattoh, and Apo Mike in Sitio Tubig Pansol, Barangay Langhub, Patikul, Sulu at 11:39am Tuesday.

Heavy firefight ensued which lasted for 20 minutes, after which, enemies scampered to different directions allowing the troops to overrun the enemy encampment that can accommodate at least 40 individuals.


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