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Indian who dodged Philippine rebels to return by Tuesday


August 11th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) K.V. Biju, who managed to escape from the clutches of Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and who is now safe in Sulu in that country ... Read more...

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Southern Philippine rebels clash and kill 12 soldiers


July 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least twelve soldiers and five rebels were confirmed dead after clashes broke out in southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.Fighting broke out at around 7:30 a.m. ... Read more...

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At least 7 killed when troops and militants clash in Philippines


February 14th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by BNO News
BASILAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least 7 people, including soldiers and militants, were killed during Saturday's clashes in the southern region of the Philippines, local media reported Sunday.Officials told the Mindanao ... Read more...

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‘West shouldn’t rule out talks with al-Qaeda’


August 12th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief negotiator with the Irish Republican Army has asked Western governments not to rule out talks with al-Qaeda.Blair's chief of staff ... Read more...

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Militants kill three hostages in Philippines


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 12 (IANS) Gunmen of the Abu Sayyaf militant group have executed three civilians in the Philippines, the military said Saturday. The execution came just nine days after the militant group led ... Read more...

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Philippines claims major victory over militant group


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 22 (IANS) The Philippine government said Monday it achieved an important victory over an Al Qaeda-linked militant group after the death of a top leader of the outfit in an ... Read more...

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Emergency declared as beheading deadline up in Philippines


March 31st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, March 31 (DPA) The Philippines imposed emergency rule on a southern island where Muslim militants said they would behead one of three abducted Red Cross workers Tuesday, ignoring last-minute pleas from ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan peace advocate kidnapped in Philippines


February 13th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Feb 13 (DPA) A Sri Lankan peace advocate was kidnapped Friday in a southern Philippine island, the police said. The police said Jaalil Umar, 36, was seized by unidentified gunmen ... Read more...

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Militants free seven abducted workers in Philippines


December 9th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 9 (DPA) Suspected Muslim militants freed seven construction workers they seized a week ago on a southern Philippine island, a regional military spokesperson said Tuesday.First Lieutenant Esteffani Cacho said the ... Read more...

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Philippine mayor arrested after helping free kidnapped TV crew


June 19th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA Manila, June 19 (DPA) A town mayor and his son who helped negotiate for the release of three television journalists and a Muslim professor in the southern Philippines have been arrested for ... Read more...

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Militants free kidnapped TV crew in Philippines


June 18th, 2008 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
DPA Zamboanga City (The Philippines), June 18 (DPA) Islamic militants released two television journalists and a Muslim professor unhurt after holding them captive for nine days on a southern Philippine island, officials said ... Read more...

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Islamic militants release two captive soldiers in Philippines


June 13th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
DPA Manila, June 13 (DPA) Islamic militants Friday released two marine intelligence officers they held captive for two days on a southern Philippine island, a navy spokesman said. Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Arevalo said ... Read more...

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3 dead, 17 injured in Philippine airbase blast


May 29th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Manila, May 29 (Xinhua) Three civilians were killed and 17 injured when an improvised bomb exploded near an airbase in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga Thursday. The explosive device went off ... Read more...

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One dead, six hurt in Philippines blast


February 29th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by admin
DPA General Santos City (Philippines), Feb 28 (DPA) One person was killed and six were injured in a suspected bomb explosion in southern Philippines, the police said Thursday. The lone fatality was believed ... Read more...

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