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Martial Law Declared on Mindanao Island, Philippines

  • As per reports, martial law has been declared by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for 60 days on the island of Mindanao, after militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) clashed with the army.

    As mentioned by officials, three members of the security forces were killed in the violence on the southern island.

    The announcement was made by the president during his visit to Russia.