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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Police marshals deployed on buses plying in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY – To thwart destabilization by terrorist groups on passenger buses and public terminals, police authorities in the Soccsksargen region have deployed police marshals on buses.

This is to ensure safety of all commuters across the region, according to Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, police regional director, following twin bombings in Koronadal and Tacurong.

Tagum has ordered stricter measures in bus terminals and other convergence zone to thwart terror attacks.

2 blasts rock Isabela City, Basilan, 2 hurt

ISABELA CITY - Suspected improvised bombs were set off in two areas here Monday afternoon, Radio Ronda del Basilan reported.

The twin blasts came at about 5 p.m. at the Jollibee outlet and the bus terminal

Two injured have been reported based on initial report.

The first explosion took place near the garage of famous fastfood chain Jollibee followed by another explosion minutes later at the nearby garage of Rubiel Bus Transportation Company.

Police and military authorities are still investigating this latest bombing incident.

Maguindanao school principal hurt in ambush

Isang principal ng paaralan sa bayan ng Paglat ang biktima ng pamamaril sa Pandag, Maguindanao kaninang alas tres ng hapon.

Ito mismo ang kinumpirma ni Pandag Chief of Police PLt. Elmar Elarcosa sa DXMS Radyo Bida.

Kinilala ni Lt. Elarcosa ang biktima na si Baimhon Ambalgan, 58 years old at residente ng Tacurong City.

Dagdag sa imbestigasyon ng Pandag PNP, sakay ang biktima ng isang kulay puting honda fit kasama ang kaniyang anak na isa ring guro.

Sugatan ang principal habang hindi nadamay ang anak nito ayon kay Plt. Elarcosa.

Maguindanao election officer survives ambush

COTABATO CITY  – An election officer in Maguindanao today survived a daylight ambush but an aide was slightly injured.

Jean Hangkal, municipal election officer of Datu Salibo, Maguindanao, said in a phone interview that she was driving her vehicle heading to nearby Datu Piang town when she noticed a mini-van partly blocking her path.

She tried to maneuver her vehicle past the mini-van when gunmen inside opened fire toward her direction at about 12:30 p.m.

Mag-asawa, sugatan sa ambush sa Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY - SUGATAN ang mag asawa sa isang kaso ng pamamaril sa bayan ng Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao pasado alas siete kaninang umaga.

Kinilala ni Sujltan Kudarat town police chief Lt. Colonel Sabri Lakibul ang mga biktima na sina aPaul Sherwin Bacolor at Genilyn, taga Barangay Macaguiling ng naturang bayan.

Ayon kay Lakibul, magkaangkas ang mga biktima sa isang motorsiklo nang bigla silang pagbabarilin ng hindi pa tukoy na suspect gamit ang caliber. 45 pistol.

Another BIFF member perish in Maguindanao Army offensive

COTABATO CITY --- Another terrorist perished in the military’s airstrikes that targeted lairs of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao.

Traditional Moro community leaders identified the fatality as Abdul Patir, whom they said succumbed the other day to injuries sustained in the air attacks by the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, meant to flush BIFF members out from their hideouts in Datu Salibo.

2 hurt in Koronadal City bus bombing

KORONADAL CITY --- Two were slightly hurt when an improvised explosive device went off inside a bus while its driver was maneuvering through a stretch of the busy GenSan Drive here at noontime Thursday.

The IED was placed underneath a seat in the rear of a unit of the Yellow Bus Line, operating on routes connecting the central Mindanao cities of Koronadal, General Santos, Tacurong and Davao City in Region 11.

Bomb explodes inside travelling Yellow Bus in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - A suspected improvosed bomb went off inside a moving Yellow Bus along Gen San Drive, this city, particular in front of KCC Mall.

It was unclear if there were injuries in the 12:30 explosion.

Initial reports showed that two tricycles trailing the bus were also hit.  

Bus conductor slain, driver hurt in NoCot gun attack

KABACAN, North Cotabato – An unidentified gunman shot dead Wednesday a bus conductor of Rural Tours inside what supposed to be a police well-guarded integrated bus terminal in Barangay Kayaga.

The bus driver was also injured, police investigation showed.

The shooting occurred at about 4 or 5 a.m.

Police Major John Meridel Calinga, Kabacan PNP chief, identified the fatality as Eliezer Inggay, 40, of Kitaotao, Bukidnon and bus driver Crisanto Cuesta, 42, of Don Carlos, Bukidnon.

1 dead in AFP offensives vs. terror group in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - The Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, launched Monday a preemptive military operations to prevent the Dawlah Islamiyah- Turaife Group led by Esmael Abdulmalik @ Abu Turaifie in Maguindanao that left one dead and the recovery of war materials.

The terrorist group has been harassing communities in Sitio Patawali, Brgy Ganta, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.

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