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Gov’t troops battle Moro rebels in two North Cotabato villages

/ 02:37 PM October 01, 2013

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MLANG, North Cotabato—Classes in two villages here were suspended on Tuesday after 200 rebels of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters tried to occupy the communities, the military said.

A military report said government troops were battling the intruders in the villages of Lepaga and Gaunan.

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At least 22 howitzer rounds had been fired by the government side into an area about three kilometers outside Lepaga, the report added.

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