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US says American troops attacked in Philippines

American troops traveling in a Philippine army convoy came under fire this week from suspected Muslim militants on southern Jolo island but there were no casualties, the U.S. Embassy reported Thursday. Philippine marines and police said the convoy of military vehicles was on its way to inspect an infrastructure project in Indanan town Tuesday when six militants from the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group opened fire. Embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Thompson said only one U.S. military vehicle was in the convoy and there were no casualties on either the American or Philippine side. Full Story

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