A man described as a former
Palestinian terrorist was arrested, for illegally entering the country, in the
south. The suspect had been seen in an MILF camp seven years ago. Police are trying
to determine if the suspect has any connection with current terrorism
November 10, 2007: The chief lawyer for the
elections commission was killed by a gunman. The victim was investigating
election fraud, and that may have had something to do with his death.
November 9, 2007: A large explosion outside the
capital destroyed a concrete building, and several others. Six people
died. Investigators quickly discovered
it wasn't terrorism, but men making explosives for fishing. After tossing these
bombs into the water, the fish stunned by the explosion float on the surface
and are easily collected. It's an illegal way to fish, but still popular. Most
stolen bomb making materials go into things like illegal fishing, not
In the south, three soldiers were wounded when they
clashed with a group of NPA rebels.
November 6, 2007:
On Jolo, six soldiers, and a number of
Abu Sayyaf rebels, were wounded in a clash.
November 5, 2007:
On Basilan, marines killed Abu Sayyaf commander Abdul Karim Jamjali, who
was involved with the 2001 kidnapping of 20 people, including three Americans,
from a resort.