Philippines says scores killed in Zamboanga clashes
Philippine police officers and soldiers look for evidence after a car bomb in Zamboanga, on September 16, 2013. The military says the death toll from more than a week of clashes between Philippine security forces and Muslim rebels rose by 33 to 99.
Three soldiers and 30 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels were killed during heavy fighting over the past 24 hours, armed forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala told AFP.
The updated official death toll is 86 rebels, nine security forces and four civilians.
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