Top Philippine militant who pledged allegiance to Islamic State killed in firefight

By Lindsay Murdoch
Updated January 6 2017 - 6:24pm, first published January 5 2017 - 7:48pm
Mohammad Jaafar Maguid in a file photo from 2010. Photo: Sarangani Information Office
Mohammad Jaafar Maguid in a file photo from 2010. Photo: Sarangani Information Office
Mohammad Jaafar Maguid in a file photo from 2010.
Mohammad Jaafar Maguid in a file photo from 2010.

A top Philippine militant who pledged allegiance to Islamic State has been killed in the group's latest setback in its attempts to sow terror across south-east Asia.

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