Saturday, September 21, 2013

Death toll in Zamboanga City standoff now 123

From the Philippine News Agency (Sep 21): Death toll in Zamboanga City standoff now 123
The death toll from the standoff between military and Moro National Liberation Front fighters, which remained engaged for the 13th day in Zamboanga City, has now climbed to 123.

Maj. Angelo Guzman, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) deputy public affairs office chief, said the figures are as of noon Saturday.

The figures are broken down to:

-AFP: 10 killed, 123 wounded in action

-PNP: 3 killed, 13 wounded

-Civilians:12 killed, 49 wounded

-MNLF:98 killed, 72 captured and 45 surrendered.

Guzman said that a total of 174 hostages (out of the 183 taken earlier in the hostilities) were rescued.

Also recovered by military units conducting clearing operations were 63 high-powered firearms which include automatic and light machine-guns and 13 low powered firearms.

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