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27 dead as Philippines troops, Muslim rebels clash: military

Twenty Muslim separatists and seven soldiers have been killed in a fighting in the southern Philippines during a visit to the region by President Gloria Arroyo, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

world Updated: Mar 28, 2009 10:26 IST

Twenty Muslim separatists and seven soldiers have been killed in a fighting in the southern Philippines during a visit to the region by President Gloria Arroyo, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

About 60 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels attacked a security patrol on Thursday near the town of Mamasapano, about 10 km from the provincial capital where Arroyo was scheduled to visit, said Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Ponce.Arroyo went ahead with her visit on Friday, as clashes escalated and 20 MILF members were killed, he added. Seven soldiers were also killed the same day.

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