2 Philippine soldiers dead after land mine explosion
APDAVAO, Philippines -- A land mine explosion has killed two soldiers in the southern Philippines. It is the latest attack blamed on communist rebels despite the recent resumption of peace talks.
March 25, 2011, 12:01 am TWN
Regional army spokesman Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza says Wednesday's blast also wounded two soldiers in Santa Cruz town in Davao del Sur province. He said Thursday the soldiers were conducting an outreach program.
The government and negotiators from the New People's Army last month resumed long-stalled peace talks brokered by Norway. The talks aim to resolve one of Asia's longest-running Marxist rebellions by 2012.
But there's no truce yet, so the rebels have kept up attacks and troops have continued with offensives.