Philippines troops clash with Abu Sayyaf

A firefight broke out near the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu province as troops tracked the Abu Sayyaf.

Philippines troops clash with Abu Sayyaf

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least seven marines and five Abu Sayyaf members were killed as troops fought an Abu Sayyaf group in the southern Philippines, the military says.

Nine other marines and a number of Abu Sayyaf fighters were wounded, a local military commander said, reported BBC.

A firefight broke out near the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu province as troops tracked the Abu Sayyaf, he said.

The Abu Sayyaf is the smallest of several Muslim groups fighting the government of the Philippines.

Since 2002, U.S. troops have been helping train and advise troops fighting the fighters.

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