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7 killed in clash of 2 families in Philippines

By Associated Press


CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines >> At least seven people are dead in the Philippines after two families locked in a longstanding feud battled each other with guns, police said.

Such violent clan conflicts, known as "rido," have long complicated security worries in the country's south, which is already mired in decades-long Muslim rebellions. Many of the clan clashes are over political power, land, business and past grudges in far-flung communities awash with guns and burdened by weak law enforcement.

Armed members and followers of the Macugar and Capal families confronted each other late Friday in a village of Bayang town in Lanao del Sur province, sparking a gunbattle that left seven people dead and five others wounded, police officer Ansari Musa said by telephone.

Police and soldiers were deployed to the village about 840 kilometers (520 miles) south of Manila to prevent further bloodshed, Musa said, adding it was not immediately clear what the families were feuding over.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
ay ang mga haphels and makois?
on July 21,2013 | 08:04AM
Anonymous wrote:
What you mean ?? We in America.....talk english for crying out loud !!
on July 21,2013 | 08:21AM
cojef wrote:
Sounds like the West Virginian hills feuding families doing each other in.
on July 21,2013 | 11:51AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Do they have gun control in the Philippines? And, what about carry concealed weapons? Oh well, probably doesn't make any difference there.
on July 21,2013 | 08:36PM
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