Islamic State-claimed bombing kills five in south Philippines

Asia Pacific Jun 29, 2019

Islamic State-claimed bombing kills five in south Philippines

Five people including three soldiers were killed on Friday in a bombing targeting an elite army unit in the Philippines' restive south, which the Islamic State claimed was a suicide attack, authorities and experts said. The military said the kidnap-for-ransom group and IS-affiliate Abu Sayyaf ...

Manila confirms Canadian hostage was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf

Asia Pacific Jun 14, 2016

Manila confirms Canadian hostage was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf

Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina last September along with ...