Fifteen dead, scores injured following twin bombings in southern Philippine

Twin blasts including a suicide bombing killed 15 people and wounded 75 others on a restive southern Philippine island on Monday, among them security forces and civilians, with Islamist militants suspected of being behind the attack. The bombs went off within an hour of each other in the main town on Jolo island, a stronghold… Read More Fifteen dead, scores injured following twin bombings in southern Philippine

Two soldiers dead, several injured as Philippine airstrike misses target on rebels in Marawi

A Philippine government air strike aimed at Islamist rebels mistakenly killed two soldiers on Wednesday, the military said, the second such deadly accident in a bloody campaign to oust the militants from a southern city. The accident happened when a plane bombing rebel positions in the city of Marawi missed its target and knocked down… Read More Two soldiers dead, several injured as Philippine airstrike misses target on rebels in Marawi

Philippine military retrieve beheaded civilians in Marawi

Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel “atrocities” could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged… Read More Philippine military retrieve beheaded civilians in Marawi

Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Philippine troops killed at least five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants and suffered three fatalities during a firefight in Bohol province on Tuesday, the military said, days after Western travel warnings about visiting the holiday island. The clash took place after the United States and Canadian embassies in Manila warned citizens against traveling to Central Visayas,… Read More Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants