Military forces in Mindanao raised their alert level following reports on the alleged presence of two Malaysian bomb experts out to train local terrorists.
Intelligence reports circulating in Cagayan de Oro said the
Malaysians are in addition to four Jemaah Islamiyah members – three
Indonesians and one Singaporean – in the region engaged in training the
Abu Sayyaf militants in Basilan and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom
Fighters (BIFF) in Central Mindanao.
The report said a foreign terrorist and 10 BIFF members were targeting Cagayan de Oro for bombing.
The BIFF had earlier threatened to bomb key areas in Mindanao and
Manila after it suffered heavy casualties from last week’s firefights
with government forces in Central Mindanao. Some 50 BIFF members were
reportedly killed in the armed conflict.
The reports named the Singaporean as Mawiya Husayfa who carries a
$1-million bounty on his head, and the other three as Abdul Kiram,
Mujair Algozi and Basit Usman, whose bounty was placed at $10
Article Source: Philippine Star