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22 soldiers hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

/ 03:43 PM April 09, 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY—At least 22 soldiers were wounded in a fresh clash with the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan on Saturday.

Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson for the Western Mindanao Command, said the clash took place at Barangay Baguindan in Tipo-tipo town around 8 a.m.

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He said elements of the 44th Infantry Battalion fought against more or less 120 armed bandits.

Details of the clash were still scant, he said. RC

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