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'Scores killed' in Philippines fighting

The Philippine military has killed scores of Muslim rebels this week in a sweep of the southern island of Mindanao, a spokesman said. “The latest count we have is 122 enemy killed,” army division commander Major Generoso Senga told Reuters news agency by telephone, adding that the figures were being verified. The army is pursuing rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which it accuses of harbouring a notorious kidnap gang. Fighting continued on Thursday when a group of fighters briefly seized a village before being driven back by troops. The army said that about 50 militants, whom it identified as MILF, attacked the village of Bual near the town of Tulunan. They withdrew when troops appeared but escaped with eight male villagers as hostages. Four rebels and a ninth hostage were killed in the fighting, the army added. Full Story

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