[COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Followers of renegade Moro rebel leader Ameril Ombra Kato have been trying to drive away forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front from three barangays in the municipality of Datu Piang in Maguindanao since Sunday, forcing hundreds to evacuate to safer areas for fear of getting trapped in the cross-fire.
The military said at least five guerillas have been killed in the firefights and that the military has not intervened in the fighting.]
More on Moro at "Inquirer News"
[Seven people, including a girl of three, have died in a gun battle between feuding villagers in Russia's Dagestan region, police say.
A mass fight erupted between residents of two villages in the Untsukulsky district in the early hours of the morning, Russian media report.]
More on the "feud" at "BBC"
[BY NDAHI MARAMA
MAIDUGURI — TWO people were confirmed dead yesterday while two others were seriously injured in a bomb blast that rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, even as Islamic sect, Boko Haram, accused northern governors of hypocrisy in their inconsistent policies.]
More on the fresh bomb at "Vanguard"