Clashes in Bohol show Abu Sayyaf may be moving into central Philippines

MANILA – Government forces clashed with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on Tuesday (April 11) in Bohol, an island province popular with tourists, sparking concern that the militant group may be diverting their kidnapping activities to central Philippines.
Colonel Edgard Arevalo, the military’s public affairs chief, said in a text message that three soldiers, including a second lieutenant, were killed when a team of soldiers and policemen encountered about a dozen heavily armed bandits on three pump boats at around 7am in Inabanga town, Bohol province.
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