08 Jun '11, 5am

Communist attacks kill 6 in Philippines: MANILA - A STRING of attacks by communist rebels in the southern Philip...

MANILA - A STRING of attacks by communist rebels in the southern Philippines killed six people, including five security personnel, as the guerrillas pressured the government to release jailed comrades, officials said on Wednesday. Two special forces soldiers ambushed while en route to secure a government convoy were among those killed in seven attacks Tuesday initiated by the New People's Army rebels in eastern Mindanao Island, said military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Leopoldo Galon. Another soldier, a policeman, a government militiaman and a village leader also died in the separate attacks. Two guerrillas were wounded and captured after raiding a police outpost in the Davao Oriental provincial capital, Mati city, Lt-Col Galon said. The government and the rebels in February resumed talks to end one of Asia's longest-running Marxist rebellions. But they have failed to agr...

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