The al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group, which is known for extortion, kidnappings, beheadings and bombings, has stepped up activities on the remote islands.
The town of Diffa was attacked for the third time in recent days.
The strikes destroyed four militant hideouts and a suicide bomber training center.
The law would allow police to curtail journalists’ freedoms if they are deemed to be ‘undermining’ investigations.
The air assaults also wiped out five militant hideouts in the area.
Order non-Muslims to get off, open fire in retaliation for police raids on mosques
The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama on Monday but came back in greater numbers overnight, the sources said.
Obama justifies his decision to carry out targeted airstrikes in Iraq to prevent ‘massacre of innocent people’.
Obama said the US may eventually do more to help Iraq repel the militant group, which seeks to control its own state.
The agency did not provide details or cite any reasons for the delay in reporting the news.
A health ministry spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least six people were killed and 25 wounded in clashes.
An alleged middleman involved in sending workers to Iraq has claimed the abducted Indians “had a chance” to return before they were captured.
Says little harm if supply hit, asks PSUs to explore options.
The militants are linked to rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the Middle East and al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf.
It must reach out to Kurdish forces and prioritise protection of its core interests.