Philippine police eliminate two ISIS-linked terrorist brothers
The police shot and killed two brothers, suspected to be members of a local cell of the ISIS group of terrorists in the southern Philippines late Sunday, authorities on Monday said.
According to Xinhua news agency, Senior Superintendent Ferlu Silvio, the provincial police chief for Davao del Sur police, identified the slain suspects as Norhan Delangalen Sinapan and brother, Norton Delangalen Sinapan.
He said Norhan was the leader of a Daesh cell known as Dawlah Islamiyah based at the city of Digos in Davao del Sur province.
Silvio said the operation against the brothers was carried by combined police units, who swooped on their hideout at a seaside community at 11pm local time.
Seized from the slain suspects were a handgun, several rounds of ammunition, a component for an improvised bomb, a fragmentation grenade and two black flags with Daesh markings, the police official said.