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Philippine communist rebels vow attacks on mines

Philippine communist rebels vowed on Monday to step up attacks on mining firms and troops guarding them in the northern Kalinga mountains, raising a new threat to a sector that has been beset with environmental woes. The Maoist-led New People’s Army (NPA), fighting one of the world’s oldest communist insurgencies, has attacked three mining companies since last month and has urged tribal communities to defend their ancestral land. Full Story

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