Truce monitors find Philippine police, rebels violated ceasefire

April 6, 2015 10:09 AM

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MANILA (Reuters) - Malaysian-led peace monitors have found that both the Philippine police and Muslim rebels were at fault for violating a ceasefire in a January clash in which 65 people were killed, the government's chief negotiator said on Monday.

Forty-four police commandos, 17 rebels and four civilians were killed in the Jan. 25 clash that has put at risk a peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front after lawmakers suspended work on a law creating an autonomous area for Muslims.

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