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Philippines: Islamic (nazi) State terrorists take school children as hostages…….


Up to 300 armed ISIS militants storm school in the Philippines and hold several students hostage

  • About 300 armed men stormed a school in Pigcawayan town on Wednesday
  • The militants were holding some students captive, a police report said
  • It occurred on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamists has entered its fifth week

Debris and smoke is seen after an airstrike as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City

Pro-Islamic State militants have stormed a school in the southern Philippines and are holding several students hostage, police said.


About 300 armed men, among them members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), stormed a school in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato province on Mindanao island early on Wednesday and were holding some students captive, a police report said.


Members of the BIFF were engaged in a gunbattle with the military, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon, the police chief at Pigcawayan, said in a radio interview.


‘We can confirm that they occupied a school and there were civilians trapped. We are in the process of determining how many were trapped and their identities,’ Mamon said.


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