3 Suspected Abu Sayyaf Suicide Bombers Killed by Philippines Soldiers

The 3 Were Plotting an Attack at in Jolo Island


Security forces in the Philippines have killed two suspected suicide bombers who were plotting an attack in the southern island of Jolo.

The soldiers were manning a checkpoint in Sulu province when they came upon three suspects who were riding on a motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement released by the military, the men engaged the officers in a gunfight before they were shot dead.

The police recovered a handgun, bomb vests, a grenade and detonators from the suspects. Two of the men were Egyptian nationals and the third was Filipino. The three are believed to have been targeting an urban area on the island.

Attacks carried out by the ISIL-aligned Abu Sayyaf armed group in the region have been on the rise.

Corleto Vinluan Jr, a military commander in Sulu, vowed to continue hunting down all Abu Sayyaf fighters.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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