In the wake of the Jakarta attacks claimed by ISIS, President Aquino says in Filipino there’s a credible threat but it’s not specific
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2015) — President Benigno Aquino III urged Filipinos to be vigilant a day after the terror attacks in neighboring Indonesia, even as he maintained that there is no imminent threat in the country.
The blasts and gunfire that rock Jakarta come after 6 years of relative calm, following a government crackdown that weakened the country’s most dangerous homegrown Islamic networks
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — A “Paris-style” suicide strike on the Indonesian capital Thursday, January 14, confirmed Southeast Asian governments’ worst fears – that citizens returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State (ISIS) group in the Middle East could launch attacks at home.
‘Our security forces are well aware of the emerging threat and have been conducting operations to prevent terror acts anywhere in the country,’ says a joint Philippine military and police statement after the Jakarta attacks
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — Philippine security forces expressed concern over an “emerging threat” of terrorism, after suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital on Thursday, January 14.
National police spokesman Anton Charliyan says it is not clear yet which group carried out what the Indonesian president has termed ‘acts of terror’
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group issued a cryptic warning before multiple blasts hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, January 14, killing at least 6 people, police said.
Jakarta is the site of another explosion in 2000 that wounded then Philippine ambassador Leonides Caday
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — The Philippines on Thursday, January 14, denounced the explosions in Jakarta that killed at least 6 people, and said the country stands with their “Indonesian brothers and sisters.”