Saturday, March 28, 2015   

Muslim extremists kill seven Philippine soldiers
(06-19 18:56)

Muslim extremists with links to the Al-Qaeda network killed seven soldiers and left 13 others wounded in an attack in the southern Philippines.
Members of the Abu Sayyaf group fired on the soldiers in the heavily forested island of Jolo shortly after dawn, killing an officer, a military statement said.
Ten minutes later, six more soldiers were killed and 13 were wounded when the Abu Sayyaf fighters launched a mortar shell at them, the statement added.
The attack comes after the Abu Sayyaf suffered a series of setbacks including the capture in Manila last week of one of their leaders, Khair Mundos, who is on the US government's list of ''most wanted'' terror suspects.--AFP
   
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