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MILF Hits Back, Kills 7 Soldiers

Two days after their stronghold was overrun by government forces, guerrillas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) retaliated by killing seven soldiers and wounding 11 others in an ambush along the Narciso Ramos Highway in Parang town here at noon yesterday. Troops from the Army’s 64th Infantry Battalion were in a military truck on their way to the headquarters of the 6th Infantry Division when they were waylaid by MILF rebels armed with anti-tank rockets and machine guns. The rebels reportedly positioned themselves on high ground and waited for the military convoy along the highway in Barangay Pimbatan. The military expressed certainty that the attackers were MILF rebels since they were reportedly armed with shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades, a signature weapon of the Muslim guerrillas. Witnesses said the guerrillas even approached the truck to finish off wounded soldiers but immediately retreated after sensing approaching military vehicles on the road. Full Story

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