Aid workers may have been target in Philippines


A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine security officials say the wife of a suspected Malaysian terrorist, who was killed by police commandos while about to detonate a powerful bomb in a southern city, has told investigators they were planning to attack a passenger bus to extort money from its owners.

But police Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa told The Associated Press on Monday that he doubted the statement by the arrested Filipino wife of Mohammad Noor Fikrie, and believed the two either targeted foreign aid workers helping the typhoon-devastated region or a packed Roman Catholic church as part of a terrorist mission.

SWAT snipers killed Fikrie while he threatened to set off a bomb in his backpack late Friday in a public park in southern Davao city. His Filipino wife was captured by police.

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  • Marlou Wang

    Kudos to the SWAT snipers! You saved many lives at the park.

  • beerhunters

    “Islam is a religion of Peace”……that’s what they(followers) say.

  • Patas

    Ilibing na may kasamang ulo ng baboy ang hinayupak na Noor na iyan!

  • mon key

    Davao SWAT . . . LIKE NO OTHER! Kudos to Davao City!

  • Bright

    Good job to the policemen of Davao City! Keep it up! Pwd ba kayo ipadala sa Pantag Shoal? hehehe! 

  • Bright

    Another reason why the Bangsamoro project should not be approved. Malaysia is behind this. They don’t want us to reclaim Sabah. 

    • ADD

      Malaysia helped us on this because the terrorists in Mindanao go back and forth to Malaysia. Sipadan siege was the handy-work of Filipino terrorists in Malaysia; Malaysian tourism wasis very affected because of Sipadan.

      The issue of Sabah is different and Noynoy and the Filipinos will not let them take Sabah. It’s ours and Malaysia knows it, the Sabah people just doesn’t want to be part of the Philippines for obvious reasons.

  • divictes

    Fail. No 72 virgins for you, loser.

    • ADD

       Wetpaks ni Satanas ang tirahin nya.

  • Herbert Carolino

    mga abnormal ang dalawang Muslim na to…mga kapwa nyo Muslim nabiktima ng bagyo at inaabutan ng tulong ng ibang bansa at ito pang paghahasik ng lagim ang na mga makikitid na utak ninyo…bobomba kau tas sabay ALLAHU AKBAR..MGA ANK NG TIPAKLONG NMAN OH!

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