8 civilians killed in clash between 2 MILF groups

EIGHT civilians were killed in a crossfire between two warring factions of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in a remote village in Maguindanao on Sunday, police reported Monday.

Reports reaching Camp Crame said a firefight between the group of ‘Kumander Salendab’ and a still unknown MILF faction broke out at around 10 a.m. in Brgy. Tenok in Mangundadatu town.

The seven of the eight civilian fatalities in the crossfire were identified as Sony Boy Abas, Nords Abas, Tontongan Uyag, Pananggong Uyag, Bots Ali, Talintikan Kasinsing and Alex Manguntara.

Three casualties were also reported on both sides of the warring MILF factions.

Initial investigation said that ‘rido’ or family feud was the cause of the firefight. Anthony Vargas

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