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Filipino rebels kill local mayor

Suspected communist rebels have shot and killed a local mayor and one of his bodyguards during a daylight raid on his town hall. Santa Rosa Mayor Leon Arcillas, an ally of President Gloria Arroyo, was killed shortly after conducting a wedding. Police in Santa Rosa, an industrial town just outside the capital, Manila, said Mr Arcillas had previously received death threats from rebels. The Maoist New People’s Army tried to kill Mr Arcillas two years ago. Full Story

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