Armed insurgents attack school in southern Philippines World

Armed insurgents attack school in southern Philippines

Philippine police said pro-Islamic State (IS) militants on June 21 attacked the town of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato province in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao Island, occupying a school and holding several students hostage.
Indonesia warns against terrorism World

Indonesia warns against terrorism

Indonesian Military Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo on June 13 revealed that the self-styled Islamic State (IS) is present in almost every province in the country.
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.
Militants take hostages in southern Philippines ASEAN

Militants take hostages in southern Philippines

Philippine authorities on May 24 said Islamic extremists had taken a Catholic priest and others hostages at a cathedral in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.
Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines World

Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines

At least seven people, including five soldiers and policemen, were injured in two consecutive blasts at a gas station in Tacurong city in Mindanao island, the southern Philippines, on April 17 night.
Philippines: Nine killed in clashes World

Philippines: Nine killed in clashes

At least three soldiers, one police officer and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash between Philippine government forces and the Islamic militants in the central province of Bohol, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).