Philippine police kill alleged Malaysian terrorist
MANILA (AP, AFP) - Philippine police have killed a suspected Malaysian terrorist who allegedly was planning a bomb attack in one of the largest cities in the country's south, police said on Saturday.
The suspected terrorist, identified as Mohd Noor Fikrie Bin Abud Kahar, was fatally shot by police late on Friday following a scuffle inside a hotel where he and his Filipino wife had checked in, Davao city police chief Ronald de la Rosa said.
Kahar, with alleged ties to Islamic militants, had threatened to set off a backpack bomb in a stand-off with local police during a three-and-a-half-hour stand-off.
The authorities had raided the hotel after a tip-off that one of its guests was planning a "terror" attack in the city of 1.4 million people, de la Rosa said, without elaborating on the source of the information.