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8 Killed as MILF Grabs 30 Hostages

Six guerrillas, a soldier and a militiaman were killed when some 200 suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels waylaid a bus in North Cotabato yesterday, robbing its passengers then holding them hostage. The Weena bus was traveling between the cities of Cotabato and Davao at around dawn when about 200 gunmen fired on the vehicle in the town of Pikit and forced the passengers into a nearby school, said Pikit Mayor Farida Malingco. Various news reports gave conflicting figures on the number of passengers, estimated at around 30. Officials at the scene said the gunmen introduced themselves as MILF rebels and robbed the passengers of cell phones, money and other belongings. Some of the passengers told police that the gunmen were MILF rebels. Full Story

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