Muslims hold hostages in church in Philippines city of Marawi

Church in Marawi where Muslims hold hostages in latest outbreak of Mohammedan mass murder.

ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) fighters have stormed a major city in the Philippines to reign terror over citizens forcing government forces to take to the streets for battle.

Gunmen took hostages at a cathedral in Marawi fights broke out between ISIS-linked extremists and government forces.

The city was engulfed in a bloody battle after least 15 fighters from Maute, an ISIS backed-group, stormed the city, forcing the president to delcare a state of emergency.