Philippine troops kill 8 Muslim terrorists

Philippine security forces clashed with al-Qaeda-linked gunmen believed to be holding foreign hostages on Wednesday, leaving one soldier and eight of the gunmen dead, the military said.

The clash occurred near Patikul town on the remote southern island of Jolo, where gunmen from the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf are believed to be holding two Canadian hostages along with a Norwegian and a Filipina.

Regional mlitary spokesman Major Filemon Tan said that one soldier was killed and four wounded, but did not respond to queries about the status of the hostages thought to be held by the gunmen.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Keep going boys!

    • T.C.

      2nd that. Really developing an admiration for the way the Philippine military doesn’t fool around with these savages. Condolences to the family of the soldier who was killed.

    • Alain

      Agree and now if only they would totally purge their country of all Muslims. Unless that is done, they will never have peace.