Philippine rebels abduct soldiers and militiamen in predawn raid on Mindanao military base

Communist guerillas abducted two soldiers and at least a dozen militiamen in an attack on an army base in the south of the Philippines on Wednesday, officials said.
Government forces are trying to track down about 80 New People’s Army rebels who took the hostages in a predawn attack on an army patrol base near Sibagat town in Agusan del Sur province, according to Military Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Junior. The guerillas seized more than 20 assault rifles and two-way radio…