Philippines says navy personnel injured in confrontation with China coast guard


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At least eight Filipino navy personnel were injured this week – including one who lost a thumb – in a confrontation with the Chinese coast guard while, delivering food and other supplies to a military outpost at a disputed South China Sea shoal, Philippine security officials said. The Philippine foreign ministry denounced what it described as China’s “illegal and aggressive” actions, adding that “dialogue and consultation” could not be achieved if “China’s words do not match their actions on the waters.” The shoal is occupied by a small Philippine navy contingent on board a long-grounded warship – the Sierra Madre...