"They tried to overwhelm our marines to regain their camp but we have back-up forces nearby and close air support," Lacuesta said. "They resorted to mortar and M203 rifle grenade fire so our wounded mostly were hit by shrapnel."
14 militants, 1 Philippine marine dead in clash →
At least 14 militants were killed and several others were wounded in the three-hour fight, marine spokesman Capt. Ryan Lacuesta said, citing intelligence reports.