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10 Jun 2020 | 04:27 AM UTC

Philippines: Suspected militants kill soldier in Maguindanao province June 9

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Suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) militants kill Filipino soldier in Maguindanao province on June 9; further clashes likely in southern regions over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Sultan Kudarat (Maguindanao province), Maguindanao province


Suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) reportedly killed one Filipino soldier in the Simuay area of Sultan Kudarat (Maguindanao province) on Tuesday, June 9. The soldier was traveling to Camp Siongco on his motorcycle when he was ambushed.

Further military operations and clashes are expected in the coming days and weeks in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).


BIFF is an Islamist militant organization and Moro secessionist group active in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The group has been active since 2008, when it split from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


Individuals in the southern Philippines are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant and criminal activity, anticipate continued military operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. As a reminder, several Western governments advise against travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago due to the risk of kidnapping and terrorism.


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