Military Attacks Maute Terror Group; 9 Presidential Security Group Members Hurt

Military forces assaulted the stronghold of the Maute Group in the southern Philippine province of Lanao del Sur. The group is composed of former members of the MILF and has allegedly pledged allegiance to the ISIS. The relatively new group has been blamed for the September bombing in Davao city, as well as an August attack in a Lanao prison that freed 23 of its members. Nine members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were hurt when an IED…

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