Philippines foils suicide bombing plot in southern province
The attackers included two Egypt nationals and a Filipino who is believed to be from the Abu Sayyaf.
The troops recovered a pistol with ammunition, a hand grenade, explosives and triggering devices.
Abu Sayyaf, which has been terrorizing the southern Philippines since the 1990s, has pledged allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). The group has been responsible for deadly bombings, ransom kidnappings and beheadings in the region.
Jolo has seen two deadly bombings early this year, killing more than 20 people and injuring over 100 others./.