Three people, including a suspected Muslim militant, were shot dead by Philippine police and three other arrested in a raid Thursday linked to a deadly blast outside the legislature.
The blast on Tuesday killed a Muslim lawmaker, Rep. Wahab Akbar, and three other people. Police said they suspect it was an assassination or revenge because Akbar had suspected links with al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants, then backed military attacks against them.
Police officers and army intelligence operatives were trying to serve an arrest warrant when they were fired upon by a suspected Abu Sayyaf militant, Pakir Said, said metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias.
They shot back, killing the suspect and two others, including a woman. Three other men inside the house in suburban Quezon City, about a kilometer (half a mile) from the House of Representatives, surrendered and were taken in, Barias said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons