Filipino troops battle rebels opposing peace deal

2014-01-27 08:03
Philippine soldiers aboard a humvee stands guard amidst smoke from burnt houses during clearing operations against Muslim rebels. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

Philippine soldiers aboard a humvee stands guard amidst smoke from burnt houses during clearing operations against Muslim rebels. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

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Manila - Philippine troops have clashed with hardline Muslim rebels opposed to the government's newly concluded peace deal with a main insurgent group and wounded at least two militants in ongoing fighting.

Regional army spokesperson Colonel Dickson Hermoso says police backed by troops were on the way to arrest commanders of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement when the clash erupted on Monday in a vast marshland of southern Maguindanao province.

Police also came under fire on Sunday when they attempted to arrest the rebel group's commanders in another Maguindanao area.

Rebel spokesperson Abu Misry says two fighters were wounded by army gunfire and shelling in the clashes.

The rebels involved in the fighting are opposed to Malaysian-brokered peace talks concluded on Saturday between the government and the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

- AP

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