Eight killed in Philippines clash

Manila, March 18 (IANS) At least eight people were on Friday killed in a gunfight between a militant group and security forces in the south Philippine province of Sulu, official said.

Seven members of Abu Sayyaf militant group and a government soldier were killed in the clash, Xinhua reported.

As many as 16 soldiers and six militants were also injured in the fight, the official added.

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