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21 killed as Philippine Muslim guerrillas attack army

Thirteen Muslim separatist rebels and eight government soldiers were killed as Muslim guerrillas attacked an army outpost in the southern Philippines, violating a two-year-old ceasefire. Three soldiers were also abducted and two are still missing as the guerrillas from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) virtually overran the outpost in the town of Mamasapano in the southern island of Mindanao, military officials said. It was not clear how the clashes would affect ongoing peace talks scheduled to resume early this year. Two soldiers were also wounded in the attack that began late Sunday when some 100 MILF rebels, armed with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, swooped on the outpost. Full Story

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