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By Agence France-Presse

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, April 23, 2009 (AFP) – Troops clashed with Islamic militants holding hostage a sick Italian Red Cross worker in the southern Philippines as the crisis entered its 99th day Thursday, the military said.

There were no immediate details of casualties and no word on the fate of Eugenio Vagni, 62, who intelligence reports earlier said was unable to walk due to a hernia.

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By M Ikyas Khan

BBC News

At least three civilians have been killed in fighting between troops and Islamic militants in north-western Pakistan, officials and witnesses say. (more…)

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By Voice of America

Witnesses in Somalia say at least 10 civilians were killed when government forces shelled a busy market during fighting with Islamic militants in the capital, Mogadishu. (more…)

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by AFP

KABUL (AFP) — At least 27 Islamic militants were killed in military operations across insurgency-hit Afghanistan, authorities said Thursday, while villagers reported that 10 civilians died in rebel gunfire. (more…)

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