Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:12 GMT
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Philippine: 8 die in gunfight between soldiers, ASG




(MENAFN) The military declared that Eight people, including an infant aged 1, have died and 14 were injured when some 30 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists stormed government soldiers in a remote coastal town of Sulu province in southern Philippines.

The 11th infantry division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) revealed that a platoon of troopers were conducting community work in a village of Patikul town when the attack took place around 5:35 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Civilians were reportedly trapped in a 30-minute gunfights which erupted between the government soldiers and terrorists.

The victims included an infant aged 1, and a child, aged 12, according to AFP.

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Philippine: 8 die in gunfight between soldiers, ASG

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