Philippine soldiers in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP

Eight killed in Jolo, south of Philippines, after a ‘fierce firefight’ between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf militants

  • The soldiers battled the Abu Sayyaf militants on the southern island of Jolo in a two-hour clash
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Philippine soldiers in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA

Philippine military launches air strikes against Abu Sayyaf militants suspected of deadly church attack

  • At least 21 people were killed and more than a hundred injured in two explosions at a Catholic Church in Sulu on January 27
  • On Wednesday, two people died and four others were injured when a grenade exploded in a mosque in Zamboanga City
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: EPA
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