Reported on: April 25, 2012 14:02 PM
Reported in: International
MANILA, Philippines, Apr 25 (AP/UNB) - Police say at least 10 soldiers were killed in an ambush by communist rebels in the northern Philippines. It was one of the biggest losses for the military in a single clash with the rebels in recent years.
Regional police chief Benjamin Magalong says two civilians also were wounded in the attack Wednesday by New People's Army rebels in a village in Ifugao province.
With no cease-fire agreement, sporadic clashes between the military and the rebels continue. Wednesday's attack came several days after six guerrillas died in a clash with government troops in the same mountainous region.
Talks brokered by Norway to end the 43-year-old insurgency have been stalled since the government last year refused a rebel demand for the release of several of their captured comrades.