Foreigners and Abu Leaders gunned down in Lanao encounter

By Phoebe Balubar

A clash between government forces and members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in Lanao del Sur resulted in the death of at least 37 militants, including two Abu Sayyaf leaders and four foreigners.
According to Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año, three Indonesians and a Malaysian were believed to have been members of the Jemaah Islamiyah. The identities of the foreigners are yet to be identified and confirmed.
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