About 300 pro-ISIS militants on Wednesday stormed a school in the southern Philippines and are holding students hostage, Fox News reported.
“We can confirm that they occupied a school and there were civilians trapped. We are in the process of determining how many were trapped and their identities,” Mamon told Reuters.
Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla says the gunmen targeted a patrol base of pro-government militiamen and the attack maybe an effort by the militants to divert troop focus on the Marawi offensive. Read more at Fox News.