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UPDATED: 17:12, June 28, 2005
10 killed in family feud in southern Philippines
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About 10 persons have been killed and 23 others wounded in a family feud-triggered massacre in southern Philippines, the military said Tuesday.

The mass murdering at Alicia town of Zamboanga del Sur province on Monday night have been traced to a family feud, Military Spokesman Buenaventura Pascual said at a press conference.

Among the victims, there were many women and children who suffered gunshot wounds, the military said.

However, no arrest has been made to the families involved in the massacre, it added.

According the military, Alicia town is made up of Muslims and Christians.

A study by the US Agency for International Development and the Asia Foundation showed that more than 1,000 incidents related to family feuds have been recorded at the southern Philippine island of Mindanao in the past 75 years, leaving more than 3,000 people dead.

Source: Xinhua


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