Nine dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Nine people including four Philippine security officials were killed Tuesday during clashes with suspected Islamic militants on a popular resort island as millions prepare to travel for the Easter holiday. The incursion allegedly by the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on Bohol island would be the first on a key Philippine tourist destination in recent years by militants who pledged allegiance to Islamic State fighters and often targets foreigners in the lawless south. Just days earlier the US and Australia warned their citizens about possible “terrorist” kidnappings in Bohol or nearby Cebu island.

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