Philippines police, rebels’ clash claims dozens
DOZENS of police commandos have been killed in heavy fighting with Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines province of Maguindanao, say officials.
Several rebels were also reportedly killed as police entered a village held by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Milf) early on Sunday.
Reports say two key terror suspects were the targets of the operation.
It is the worst fighting since the government and Milf signed a peace deal last year to end decades of fighting.