Two U.S. soldiers died in a landmine blast by suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in the southern Philippines, in what is believed to be the second time American counterterrorism troops have been killed in the country.
A military spokesman said the soldiers were on their way to a township in Jolo Island to help build schools and dig wells, The Associated Press reported.
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About 600 U.S. troops are currently stationed in the Philippines to help the country’s military fight an estimated 400 Abu Sayyaf fighters.
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