7 Filipino militants killed, rebel chief hurt in clash

March 18, 2016 8:59 AM

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MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino army general says at least seven Abu Sayyaf militants and a soldier have been killed in fierce fighting in the country's south that also wounded a top militant commander wanted by the Philippines and the United States.

Brig. Gen. Allan Arrojado says the clash with about 100 Abu Sayyaf gunmen led by one-armed rebel commander Radulan Sahiron raged for about two hours Friday in a jungle off Patikul town in predominantly Muslim Sulu province.

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