The Philippines imposed martial law.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte reduced the visit to Russia and imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao after fighting broke out between security forces and militants grouping “Islamic state”.
Press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with Duterte may 23, before his departure, although the meeting was planned for Wednesday, but Duterte a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Medvedev canceled.
Earlier, defense Minister of the Philippines Delfin of Lorenzana reported that 2 soldiers and a policeman were killed and 12 were wounded during a RAID in the predominantly Muslim city of Marawi.
Dozens of armed men from the groups, “Abu Sayaf” and “Mouth”, which paralalia allegiance to the “Islamic state” occupied the hospital, the prison, and burned several houses, among them the Catholic Church.
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