Monday, August 6, 2012

Rebels armed with chainsaws attack Philippine towns

Another example of the global expansion of Islamic Jihad through violence.  While the Muslim population of the southern Philippines have been agitating for a separate Islamic state for decades, they are now turning up the heat, no doubt inspired by the "Arab Spring" and other Islamist uprisings and terror attacks.  Just one more front in the Grand Jihad.


Rebels armed with chainsaws attack Philippine towns

Published on 6 August 2012 - 10:59am

A breakaway group of Muslim rebels armed with chainsaws and guns launched simultaneous attacks across 11 towns in the southern Philippines on Monday, leading to clashes with troops.

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked an army detachment, touching off gunbattles in the southern province of Maguindanao, the army and police said.

At least one soldier was wounded as sporadic fighting raged into daybreak, said provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Marcelo Pintac.

The rebels had cut down electrical relay posts before dawn, plunging several towns into darkness.

The fighting raised fears it could lead to large displacements of villagers, said regional military spokesman Colonel Prudencio Asto, and forced schools to suspend classes for the day.

"We are on defensive posture now and we will take care of the communities and the people," he said, adding that commuters were also advised to avoid passing along highways where fighting could spill over.

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