5 dead in Philippine gunbattle with Abu Sayyaf extremists
Philippine soldiers stand in formation during the Armed Forces of the Philippines 78th Anniversary in Manila on December 20, 2013 - by Noel Celis
"As of this time, 29 WIA (soldiers wounded in action) and two KIA (soldiers killed in action). Enemy, three killed," military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala said in a brief statement.
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