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MILF infighting in Palimbang ceases, cops say

Breaking News • 16:48 PM Tue Aug 18, 2015
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Edwin Fernandez with DXMS Radyo Bida reports

COTABATO CITY - Tension have simmered down in a remote village in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat after an emissary of the Sultanate of Maguindanao was sent to pacify the warring members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).Senior Insp. Romeo Calamba, Palimbang police chief, said while fighting between the group of Brian Andi of the MILF 104th base command and 105th base commander Bondi Binago have slowed down, civilians displaced by the armed conflict that started Friday last week still refuse to return home.Datu Muamar Mastura, a local tribal leader of Palibang, told DXMS Radyo Bida thatMaguindanao Sultan Salem Abdulaziz Guiwan Mastura Kudarat V, has already sent mediators to prevent the armed followers of both MILF leaders from engaging in shooting war.He said followers of Andi and Binago have re-positioned back to their respective areas.

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