Muslim Rebels Attack Southern Philippine Jail; 158 Inmates Escape

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked a jail in the southern Philippines that led to the escape of at least 158 inmates. Police viewed the attack as a mission to rescue several of the Muslim group’s members, but it isn’t clear yet how many of the escapees were part of the rebel organization. Leading the attack was a former member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which is in the midst of peace talks with the…

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