Philippine police report was speculative: president's spokesman

March 14, 2015 2:20 PM

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Philippine police report was speculative: president's spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - A spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Saturday rejected findings of an official police inquiry about a clash that puts serious doubt on the government's peace process, describing it as speculative.

On Friday, the national police report said the president approved a bungled mission against Muslim rebels that led to the deaths of 44 police commandos. That report piled more political pressure on the beleaguered leader.

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