Five soldiers killed in leftist rebel attack in S. Philippines

16:03, August 24, 2010      

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Five soldiers were killed following an attack by leftist rebels in southern Philippines early on Tuesday, the military said.

"Some 30 rebels were able to approach the outpost just a hundred meters from the main village command post and carry out the harassment that resulted to casualties on our side," said Lieutenant Colonel Triump Bagaipo, spokesperson of the army's Fourth Infantry Division, adding the camp was recently put up to control the entry of rebels who reportedly have heavily influenced the residents of the area. Pursuit operation against rebels is now underway.

Source: Xinhua

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