Authorities Intervene After 4 Killed In ‘rido’ In South Cotabato

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MANILA, Philippines — Four persons were killed last Thursday in a “rido” — a clan war — between two Moro groups in Pikit town in South Cotabato, according to a Philippine Army statement issued on Saturday.

The rido ceased shortly after the two groups reached an agreement with the intervention of local authorities and Muslim elders.

A firefight broke out between the two groups — one headed by Bugdad Matalam Akas and another headed by Commander Walid Mamasamlang — in the early morning of Thursday, Aug. 11, in Sitio Galigayanan, Barangay Macabual.

According to the Army, the members of both groups belong to the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Force under the Moro Islamic Libe…

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