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Gunman kills 10 in clan war in southern Philippines

At least 10 people, most of them teenagers, were killed when a gunman opened fired at a packed billiard hall on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, police said on Monday. Akmad Mamalinta, the police chief in Mindanao, said the shooting in Balabagan town on Sunday could be part of a long-running clan war in the region. Fighting among the clans, known locally as “rido”, is common in the Muslim communities in the southern Philippines, and analysts say it could pose a threat to a fragile truce between the government and Muslim separatist rebels. Full Story

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