Seven soldiers were killed while eight others were wounded following separate clashes with suspected New People's Army rebels in
The first incident occurred in
Four troops were reported killed while seven others were wounded in the incident, a military report said.
The firefight lasted for 45 minutes and the rebels withdrew after government reinforcements arrived in the area.
The wounded soldiers were brought to the
Hospital while those killed were taken
to Villa Funeral Homes in . Davao
Also on Wednesday, three soldiers were killed while another was wounded following a land mine blast believed perpetrated by communist rebels in Cotabato.
A police report said Army troops from the 57th Infantry Battalion were patrolling at Sitio Upper Lumbo and Sitio Agila in Barangay Kabalantian in Arakan when they were attacked by the rebels at 2:25 p.m.
Pursuit operations have since been launched against the rebels.