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Government and MILF unite against attacks

Groups accuse attackers of trying to derail peace talks

  • ucanews.com reporter, Manila
  • Philippines
  • August 13, 2012
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Both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) joined in condemning recent attacks in Mindanao by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM).

The joint statement, issued on Saturday, came at the conclusion of the 30th round of formal peace talks in Malaysia. The BIFM is an MILF breakaway group that launched simultaneous attacks in Maguindanao province last week.

"It is our common knowledge that the spoilers are doing their part in trying to make the peace process very hard for us. There was an effort to sabotage ongoing MILF-government p
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