Saturday, February 2, 2019

Philippines: Eight dead as soldiers clash with terrorists

(Jolo)  So 6 days after Islamic terrorists decided to blow up a church during Sunday morning mass killing 21 people . Members of the 5th scout ranger battalion sent into hunt these murderous thugs down bumped into around 150 thugs of the Abu Sayyaf group in Patikul town in Sulu early Saturday morning. A 2 hour gun fight then took place with 3 soldiers and 2 terrorists getting killed. Five other soldiers and 13 terrorists were wounded in the clash.

More information has become available regards the bomb attack on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel which started all of this last Sunday. According to Eduardo Año the Philippine secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, an :
“Indonesian couple” was behind the bombing last Sunday"
They were used in which to encourage flippo Muslims to carry out suicide attacks Speaking on Friday, He stated that the Indonesians were assisted by Abu Sayyaf bandits.
“[I]t was the Abu Sayyaf [members] who guided them, studied the target, did reconnaissance and surveillance work, and brought the couple inside the cathedral,” 
In the  televised interview, Año said the male Indonesian was known as “Abu Huda,” among several aliases, and had been in Sulu “for a long time.” Several witnesses pointed to the man’s female companion as the one who placed the bomb inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Año quoted  and who remained in her seat, next to the bomb, prior to its detonation.