MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say suspected Muslim militants have attacked a military camp in southern Sulu province, killing three soldiers and two civilians.
Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana says nine other soldiers were wounded in Friday's "inhumane attack" by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on in the headquarters of an army brigade combat team in Indanan town.
There are varying accounts of the attack.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala says that an explosion at a checkpoint in front of the army camp caused the deaths and injuries. An initial military report seen by The Associated Press blamed two "suicide bombers" for the deadly noontime attack.
Sobejana says an investigation is underway to determine what happened.