Philippines, Terrorism, Level 3: Deadly clashes between NPA rebels and government forces near Lebak – Soccsksargen, Philippines

2024-05-16: According to reports, several suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed during clashes with government forces that took place at around 6 am on Thursday (16 May, local time) near Lebak (Soccsksargen). No casualties have been reported among the government forces.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.