Militants in the southern Philippines have pledged allegiance to Islamic State. Photo: EPA

Arrests of six suspects with Abu Sayyaf in Philippines fuel fears over spread of militancy

  • Raids on terrorist hideouts result in detention of suspects linked to kidnappings, ambushes, bomb attacks and recruitment
  • Security forces have stepped up their presence in the restive south after the killing of a Dutch hostage last month
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Militants in the southern Philippines have pledged allegiance to Islamic State. Photo: EPA
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