24 Jan '12, 3am

Gunmen kill 15 Philippine fishermen: Military

MANILA (AFP) - Gunmen have killed 15 Philippine fishermen and wounded three others in a sea attack by suspected local rivals, the military said on Tuesday. The fishermen were killed by men armed with assault rifles off the insurgency-torn southern island of Basilan on Monday, regional military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Randolph Cabangbang told AFP. 'They (victims) were fishing on another group's turf,' Lt-Col Cabangbang told AFP in a telephone interview. He said the authorities had ruled out the potential involvement of Islamist militants or Muslim guerrillas, who are also active in Basilan.

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