Filipino soldiers conduct a sweep following a roadside bomb along a highway in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, in the southern island of Mindanao on Feb. 17, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Ferdinandh Cabrera
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At least six people have been killed and more than 20,000 displaced during a week of fighting between Islamic militants and security forces in the southern Philippines, authorities said Friday.Three soldiers and three militants were confirmed killed in the clashes, which involved followers of a slain Indonesian leader of a Southeast Asian militant group, the military said.A Muslim separatist insurgency has raged for more than four decades on Mindanao and other parts of the southern Philippines, leaving more than 120,000 people dead.Military officials said MILF did not take part in this week's clashes.
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