Three Philippine soldiers killed in clash

March 1st, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin  

Davao City (Philippines), March 1 (DPA) Three soldiers were killed and six wounded Saturday in a clash with Communist rebels in the southern Philippines, a regional army spokesman said. Major Patrick Cinco said the fighting erupted when an undetermined number of communist guerrillas attacked an army encampment on the outskirts of Davao City, 990 km south of Manila.

Cinco said there were no reported casualties on the guerrillas’ side but more troops have been dispatched to the area to conduct pursuit operations.

Communist rebels have been fighting the Philippine government since the late 1960s, making the movement one of the longest-running leftist insurgencies in Asia.

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