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Two suspected MILF members arrested after twin bomb blasts

Two suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members have been arrested today after twin bombings in Mindanao left more than a dozen people injured. Chief Superintendent Raul Supiter, director of Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office, said the first explosion took place yesterday (Monday, April 17) at 6.40pm on the rooftop of…




Islamic State cash flows into Philippines disguised as OFW remittances

The Philippines defence minister has confirmed “very strong” links between the so-called Islamic State (IS) and home-grown militants such as Abu Sayyaf. Delfin Lorenzana said new intelligence had shown Muslim rebels had been communicating with IS, and funds were being transferred in the same way as overseas Filipino workers in…


Abu Sayyaf extremist arrested for 2011 kidnap of mother and son

Police have arrested a member ofAbu Sayyaf who was involved in the 2011 kidnapping of a Filipino-American woman and her son in Zamboanga City. Regional police say Wajir Arijani, alias Abu Maqtad, is being interrogated following his arrest in a hideout in the town of Santa Catalina. Authorities say Arijani was involved…