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3 wounded as followers of Sulu town mayor, nephew clash

/ 07:11 PM January 03, 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Three persons were wounded in a fighting between armed groups on Pata Island in Sulu on Saturday afternoon.

Dr. Raden Ikbala of the Sulu Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO hospital), identified the wounded Asaddi Adan, 45; Alawie Araji, 48; and Gaspar Araji, 23.

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Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, 501st Brigade commander, also said three people were brought to the Sulu Provincial Hospital for medication. He, however, provided different names.

He said the victims were residents of Saimbangun village in Pata, Sulu.

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Sulu Vice Governor Sakur Tan earlier said the fighting was between the followers of Pata Mayor Anton Burahan and his nephew Al Sarapuddin.

Arrojado said the deployment of policemen to the island town “eased the tension.”

“In case the situation gets worse, that’s the time we will reinforce the police,” Arrojado said.  SFM

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