Military on alert for 2 Malaysian bomb experts
Gerry Lee Gorit (The Philippine Star) - February 19, 2014 - 12:00am

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – 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 million.    

ABDUL KIRAM ABU SAYYAF BASILAN AND THE BANGSAMORO ISLAMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS CENTRAL MINDANAO JEMAAH ISLAMIYAH MAWIYA HUSAYFA MINDANAO MINDANAO AND MANILA MUJAIR ALGOZI AND BASIT USMAN ORO SINGAPOREAN
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