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Gunmen Kill 3 Soldiers, Wound 13 in Philippines

9 August 2012

Heavily armed men opened fire on an army patrol near a sprawling university in the southern Philippines, killing three soldiers and wounding 13 other people. Army Col Daniel Lucero said the soldiers were traveling on a truck near Mindanao State University in predominantly Muslim Marawi city late on Wednesday when about 15 gunmen raked the patrolling troops with rifle fire. The soldiers returned fire and wounded several of the attackers, who fled from the scene. Lucero said three soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded, along with three passing motorists.—AP