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5 suspected MNLF fighters dressed as cops nabbed

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines–Dressed in police uniforms, five suspected Moro National Liberation Front fighters were arrested as they were trying to escape from government forces in the village of Santa Catalina here Monday.

Members of the PNP LRC cross past the MNLF snipers line in Barangay Sta. Catalina as rebels burned burned houses of residents in Zamboanga City downtown. INQUIRER PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS

Police sources confirmed the arrest, but refused to give details without clearance from higher authorities.

The sources said the arrested suspects were undergoing investigation.

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