Philippines: 7 killed, 17 wounded in clashes

MANILA — Philippine officials say clashes between troops and communist rebels have killed seven people and wounded 17.

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Published: Mon 20 Jun 2011, 1:23 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:36 PM

The government and the rebels resumed talks in February to end one of Asia’s longest-running Marxist rebellions. Still, clashes have continued in the countryside.

Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, an army commander, on Monday quoted field reports as saying six rebels were killed and 11 others wounded and captured in two clashes Saturday in central Negros Oriental province. A soldier was slightly wounded.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza says on the same day in southern Compostela Valley province, a soldier was killed and five others were wounded in a gunfight with communist rebels.

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