Twelve people were killed in the Philippines on Saturday as troops clashed with a militant group blamed for the country's deadliest terror attacks, the military said.
This file photo shows Philippine soldiers patrolling near a village on southern Jolo island, on August 12, 2007. Twelve people were killed on the island on Saturday as troops clashed with a militant group blamed for the country's deadliest terror attacks.
The fighting left seven Filipino marines dead and nine others wounded on the remote southern island of Jolo, military spokesmen said.
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