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14 Killed in Rebel Attacks, Clashes in Southern Philippines

Muslim rebels' Christmas attacks on Christian villages in the southern Philippines have left at least 14 people dead. Officials said Saturday that casualties included nine Christian villagers gunned down by insurgents from the group known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and at least five rebels killed by government forces on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Thursday and Friday). A regional military spokeswoman, Captain Joan Petinglay, said the clashes occurred in three...

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