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A Catholic priest is among those being held by the extremists in the southern city of Marawi

President Duterte declared martial law across the southern part of the country after Islamist militants stormed the city of Marawi

The extremists forced their way into a cathedral in Marawi as violence erupted in the southern city

Security measures put in place due to fears of an Islamist attack

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive

The Church and human rights groups have been alarmed by President Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug crime