Troops storm Abu Sayyaf’s lair, 11 killed

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine troops stormed a jungle hide-out of Muslim militants Wednesday, killing at least two rebel commanders and eight gunmen allegedly involved in a wave of kidnappings for ransom in the troubled south, officials said.

An army officer who helped lead the offensive in a mountainous region near Mohamad Ajul township on Basilan island also died, said navy Commodore Alex Pama, who heads a regional anti-kidnapping force.

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