At least seven soldiers were killed and 13 injured Thursday in separate encounters with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, an official said.
At least two Philippine Army soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in clashes on a southern island province, the military said on Saturday.
US backed military offensives have crippled the Abu Sayyaf in recent years, but it remains a key security threat.
Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants clashed fiercely with a larger rebel group they had long coexisted with, leaving at least 21 combatants dead in the southern Philippines, police said Monday.
Abu Sayyaf militants killed 7 Philippine marines who were about to raid their jungle camp.
Clashes erupted on Sunday in the southern Philippines when al Qaeda-linked militants resisted attempts by government forces to serve arrest warrants on three of their commanders.
Day in Pics: 22nd October
Showbiz World - October 22, 2014
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