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New threat group suspected in bombings

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday said a new threat group called the Kilafah Islamic Movement was among those suspected to be behind the recent spate of bombings in central Mindanao.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New al-Qaeda-inspired group eyed in Mindanao blasts—terror expert

In this picture shows the scene where a car bomb exploded in the southern Philippine city of Cotabato, August 5, 2013. The blast killed five people and wounded dozens. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A young jihadist group inspired by the al-Qaeda could be behind the spate of bombings in Mindanao, an expert on terrorism told Radyo Inquirer on Friday.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Indonesian terror suspect dies in clash

Philippine Army

A suspected member of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) died on Thursday night after he was shot during pursuit operations by arresting authorities in Marawi City, the Philippine Army’s First Division said in a statement on Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP to skeptics: Show proof of life of 2 JI terrorists

Zulkifli bin Hir

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) challenged those claiming that the two foreign terrorists killed by a military airstrike were still alive to show proof of life.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No smart bombs, just smart pilots in Sulu raid, says local military commander


The military did not use “smart bomb” technology in the February 2 air strike in Parang, Sulu, that supposedly killed Malaysian terror suspect Zulkifli Bin Hir and several others, including Abu Sayyaf leader Gumbahali Jumdail.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipino villagers may have helped kill terrorist


Abu Sayyaf commander Umbra Jumdail had deviated from the brutal image of his al-Qaida-linked militant group by playing doctor to poor Filipino villagers, whose backing he needed to stay safe from military troops. But those villagers may have been used by the military to finally track him down last week.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police fail to find bodies of terrorists killed in Sulu


Police investigators went home empty-handed Saturday after religious and local leaders in the municipality of Parang in Sulu refused to show them the graves of alleged local and foreign terrorists the military claimed to have been killed in air strikes last Thursday.

Posted: February 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Military cannot find terror leaders’ bodies in Abu strike

REMAINS TO BE SEEN. Members of the police special action force scour the bombed site in Jolo where 3 most wanted leaders of the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah were among those allegedly killed in a US-backed dawn air strike on Thursday but can’t find their remains. Their identities have to be proven before informants get their reward. AP

Are they or aren’t they dead? Even as the military has stepped up security in anticipation of retaliatory attacks by the Abu Sayyaf and other Muslim rebel groups after an air strike on a remote terrorist camp in Sulu killed 15 al-Qaida-linked extremists on Thursday, authorities are considering exhuming some bodies to prove the identities of the dead terrorist leaders.

Posted: February 4th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Police collect DNA samples from site of Sulu airstrikes


Police scene-of-the-crime operatives have taken samples of human remains on ground zero of bombs dropped by government warplanes in Sulu to confirm the deaths of three top terror leaders belonging to the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah and up to 12 of their followers.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Civilians and Bangladeshi reported killed in Sulu air strikes


The head of Bantay Ceasefire in Sulu said Friday that some civilians and a Bangladeshi national identified only as Mastal were among those killed by military air strikes in the municipality of Parang in Sulu. Professor Octavio Dinampo, who also works at the Mindanao State University there, said the information was relayed to him by an in-law of Abu Sayyaf leader Gumbahali Jumdail alias Doc Abu.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A look at major terror attacks in Southeast Asia

WANTED TERRORISTS. This undated poster released jointly by the Philippine military and the US Embassy in Manila shows terrorist leaders wanted by authorities for murders, extortion and kidnappings with corresponding rewards for their capture. AP

A look at major attacks in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia attributed to the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group and their allies from the regional terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 terror leaders killed in Sulu air raid

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MULTIMILLION HEADS  A reproduction of a poster taken on Thursday (at left) shows Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Pula aka “Doc Abu,” one of three senior Islamic militant figures killed in an air raid in Sulu. At right is an undated US government photo of Jemaah Islamiyah terror leader Zulkifli bin Hir. AFP/PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE

Using 227-kilogram bombs in an air attack that lasted only “a few seconds,” government warplanes on Thursday killed one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terrorist leaders, as well as a senior Abu Sayyaf commander and a Singaporean guerrilla.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Deaths of 3 terror suspects in PH ‘a terrific blow’ to terrorism—AFP


Three of the biggest suspected terrorists in the Philippines were slain in pre-dawn air strikes in Sulu on Thursday, including a top leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah network who carried a $5 million bounty on his head, and the elusive commander of the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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