Philippines: Two policemen killed in attack World

Philippines: Two policemen killed in attack

Philippine authorities said on June 14 that two policemen have been killed and two others wounded after suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists attacked a police station in a remote town in the southern province of Sulu.
Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines World

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.
Malaysia detains 11 terror suspects World

Malaysia detains 11 terror suspects

Malaysian police said on Feb. 21 that they had arrested 11 Malaysians and Filipinos for suspected link to terrorist organisations, including the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the southern Philippines.
Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia World

Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia

It is feared that southern Philippines is fast becoming a centre of extremist groups in Asia, as evidenced by dozens of foreign gunmen joining hands with local IS militants to fight security forces in the region last week.