Top Filipino militant wounded in deadly January clash: official

February 13, 2015 9:50 AM

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MANILA (Reuters) - A militant targeted in a deadly clash in the Philippines last month that has jeopardized a milestone peace process between the government and Muslim rebels was wounded in the fighting, a government official said on Friday.

Efforts to end the decades-old insurgency by rebels from the minority Muslim community in the largely Catholic country have stalled since the Jan. 25 firefight on the southern island of Mindanao, in which 44 policemen and 18 rebels were killed.

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