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Islamist militants kill 18 civilians in Philippines

“Islamist militants in the Philippines killed 18 people on Monday in revenge for their clan’s support of government efforts to bring stability to the resource-rich region and the military warned of more bloodshed. The Philippines is majority Catholic but islands in the far south are mostly Muslims and governments have for decades battled autonomy-seeking rebels. While the government has reached a tentative peace deal with the main Muslim rebel group, members of the hardline Abu Sayyaf are still fighting.”

Source: Islamist militants kill 18 civilians in Philippines | Reuters

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