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Rebels and troops clash

August 20, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Muslim rebels clashed with Philippine troops today, wounding one soldier and threatening a fragile peace process after a guerrilla rampage this week that killed at least 37 people and displaced about 44,000.

About 30 Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels attacked an army patrol base at Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao province, and the military responded with mortar and howitzer fire, regional military spokesman Maj. Armand Rico said. A lieutenant was wounded, he said.

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