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Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

April 22, 2017 11:20 AM
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MANILA, Philippines – Philippine security officials say government forces have killed a suspected Muslim militant in new fighting in a central resort province where troops foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists this month.

Officials say troops and police killed Joselito Melloria in a gunbattle with about seven militants Saturday near Clarin town in Bohol province. Melloria's companions fled and were being pursued by troops.

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