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    Philippine Troops Kill 9 Suspected Muslim Militants, Including 2 Involved in Sunday Mass Bombing

    Philippine Troops Kill 9 Suspected Muslim Militants, Including 2 Involved in Sunday Mass Bombing

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed nine suspected Muslim militants in the volatile south, including two key suspects in a bomb attack last month that left four Christian worshippers dead, the said Saturday.

    Four army scout rangers were slightly wounded in Thursday's operation against the Dawlah Islamiyah, a small outfit aligned with the Islamic State group, in the hinterland village of Taporug near Piagapo town in Lanao del Sur province, army spokesman Col. Louie Dema-ala said.

    Army forces clashed with about 15 militants in a series of shootouts from Thursday to Friday after some villagers tipped off the of their presence, Dema-ala, adding that the surviving militants escaped and were being pursued.

    Maj. Gen. Gabriel Viray III, an army infantry division commander, said the militants retreated from fierce exchanges of fire until they were trapped in a rural house, where they tried to fight back before being taken down.

    “We call upon the community to remain vigilant and collaborate with the army and government authorities as we collectively work towards eliminating the threat posed by local terrorist groups,” the army said in a statement.

    Eight of the nine bodies had been identified, including those of Saumay Saiden and Abdul Hadi, who were among the suspects in the Dec. 3 bombing that killed four Christian worshippers…

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