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Army, MILF in fierce fighting in Sarangani; one rebel killed

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By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:38:00 06/25/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Army troops and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels engaged in a fierce firefight in the southern province of Sarangani on Wednesday, leaving at least one rebel killed, a regional military spokesman said.

The encounter in Ticulab village, Maitum town, started at 6:30 a.m. and was ongoing as of late Wednesday morning, said Major Armand Rico, information officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command.

Rico could not immediately ascertain the scale of the fighting, but said troops have requested for ground and air support.

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