‘I will eat you alive’: Philippines leader Duterte vows revenge on ISIS affiliate


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to personally deal with a group of Islamist militants by publicly eating them alive. Duterte described in detail how he would carry out his revenge for last week’s bombing on a night market in the country.

“They will pay. When the time comes, I will eat you in front of people,”Duterte said on Monday night, addressing an audience including children while on a visit to Laos for a regional summit, AFP reported.

The statement comes in response to a bombing that took place last week at a crowded market in Duterte’s hometown, Davao City, which killed 14 people and injured 68 others. The government blamed Islamic State-linked militant group Abu Sayyaf for the blast.

The group, which is based on remote southern islands in the Philippines, pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in a 2014 video. – READ MORE

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