03 Feb '11, 5am

13 killed in Philippine gunfire

13 killed in Philippine gunfire

MANILA: Thirteen people have been killed and thousands displaced in fighting over land between rival Muslim separatist groups in the southern Philippines, the military said Thursday. Skirmishes led by commanders of the rival factions on Mindanao island have been going on for weeks, with the latest clash occurring on Wednesday, said regional military spokesman Major Marlowe Patria. "There was some posturing at first but the firefights began on January 9. Then it would stop, then start up again, on and off," Patria told AFP. He said 13 people from both sides had been killed and nine others wounded, while 800 families had fled the area due to the fighting and were being sheltered by the local government. The feud is between a commander of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the country's original Muslim separatist group, and a commander from the breakaway Moro Islamic ...

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