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Philippine Rebels Attack Town, at Least 22 Dead

At least 22 people were killed in the southern Philippines on Sunday as security forces fought a band of about 70 suspected Muslim guerrillas who stormed a remote town, officials said. The military was able to recover most of the 13 civilians taken hostage by the secessionists in an early Sunday morning raid, including the town mayor’s wife and son. Initial reports indicated at least 20 were kidnapped, but the number was later revised down to 13. Fleeing pursuing troops, the rebels withdrew into the forest taking four captives with them, officials said. Full Story

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