Police say nine people linked to “communist terrorist groups” have been killed, but rights groups say victims were unarmed political activists and workers, demanding an independent investigation.
Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital's San Juan area said the gunman also shot one person at the V-Mall. The victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slams the UN human rights chief, calling him “empty-headed” in a row over international criticism of his deadly drug war.
Thirteen suspects allegedly armed with concealed guns were killed in the province of Bulacan when Philippine police officers opened fire "in self-defence," the local police chief says.
Duterte's crackdown started the day he took office on June 30 last year. During his election campaign he vowed to wipe out crime and drugs.
According to Philippine police more than 3,500 people - or about 47 per day - have been killed in the past 10 weeks in connection with the illegal drugs trade.
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