Philippine security forces members killed four people, including two suspected militants, during a raid in Don Bosco district in Paranaque city (Metropolitan Manila) on Friday, June 26. One police officer was reportedly injured after a grenade was thrown at the security forces. The two suspected militants reportedly have links to Abu Sayyaf (Islamic State - East Asia Province), although this remains unconfirmed.
Further security operations are to be expected in the area over the near term.
Abu Sayyaf is an Islamic State (IS)-affiliated jihadist militant group primarily operating in the southern Philippines. It is notorious for kidnapping people for ransom, especially in southwestern Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.
Individuals in the Philippines are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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