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Civilians killed in botched Philippines anti-terror raid, mayor says

Civilians killed in botched Philippines anti-terror raid, mayor says

January 31, 2015

COTABATO, Jan 31 — An eight-year-old girl and three men — one with his hands bound — were among those killed in a botched anti-terror police operation in the Philippines last weekend, a local official said today. Mamasapano town mayor Benzar Ampatuan said residents had told him police tied up the man to stop him tipping off their targets ahead of the pre-dawn raid, in which 44 commandos died in one of the force’s bloodiest days in recent years. A local farmer’s daughter and two... Read more

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