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Army airstrikes kill 10 extremists in Philippine

 International Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 02:17 PM, 26 December 2017   Updated: 12:54 PM, 27 December 2017

At least 10 extremist rebels have killed in airstrikes launched by Philippine troops in the country`s southern province Maguindanao, the military said on Tuesday.

The military said, the troops launched the airstrikes around 10:00 pm (local time) on Monday after Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters` (BIFF) attacked an army post in Maitumaig village in Datu Unsay town.

Citing the military Xinhua news agency reports, two gunship helicopters were sent to the area and bombed the rebel positions for four hours until 2:00 am Tuesday.

The military said several rebels were also injured in the military offensive. A clearing operation is now underway after successfully repelling the rebels.

The fresh attack took place while Mindanao is under the martial rule. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed the martial law in entire Mindanao to totally crush antigovernment rebels in the region.