Zambo City standoff death toll now at 117 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 September 2013 13:42

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday disclosed that the combined death toll, both friendly and hostile forces, in the standoff in Zamboanga City has now reached 117.

This is as the fighting between government troopers and Moro National Liberation Forces (MNLF) fighters raged on for the 12th day.

In its 3:00 p.m update, AFP deputy public affairs chief Major Angelo Guzman said the casualty list can be broken down into the following:

-AFP: 10 killed, 117 wounded in action

-PNP: 3 killed, 13 wounded

-Civilians:8 killed, 48 wounded

MNLF:96 killed, 72 captured and 45 surrendered.

Guzman said number of hostages rescued remained at 172 with 11 more still at the hands of the MNLF fighters.

The rebels earlier took captive 183 civilians.