One soldier killed in Basilan clash with Muslim rebels
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - August 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) - One soldier killed, while eight were wounded in today's clash between Muslim militants and soldiers in Basilan.

The 104th Army Brigade reported government troops attacked the hideout of the Abu Sayyaf group in Al-Barka town and recovered bomb making materials and rounds of powerful explosives. This led to fierce fighting that killed one soldier.

Col. Carlito Galvez, Basilan army commander, confirmed the assault and recovery of bomb making materials and said the operation has been on going in the ground.

"The group was believed to be preparing these IEDs (improvised explosive device) after the Eidl Fitr," Galvez said in a briefing.

He said soldiers are pursuing the rebels.
 

ABU SAYYAF AL-BARKA ARMY ARMY BRIGADE BASILAN BOMB CARLITO GALVEZ EIDL FITR GALVEZ GROUP XINHUA
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