10 must-reads for today

Philippine Air Force personnel transferring a victim of the twin bombing, at Edwin Andrews Air Base on Sunday.
Philippine Air Force personnel transferring a victim of the twin bombing, at Edwin Andrews Air Base on Sunday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered security forces to crush Muslim militants suspected of perpetrating a twin bomb attack on a church in the country's volatile south that left at least 20 dead and over 100 wounded.

Security officials have identified six "persons of interest" believed to be from an auxiliary unit of the Abu Sayyaf terror group as the main suspects in the attack at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel early on Sunday morning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe