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Sulu: Firefight between rival groups
Posted on 05/13/2013 11:00 AM  | Updated 05/13/2013 11:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Supporters of rival gubernatorial candidates Abdusakur Tan and Abdulwahid Sadihullah were locked in gunfight early Monday, May 13, in Tongkil, Sulu, police reports said.

Tan is the incumbent governor and the official candidate of the ruling Liberal Party.

The military in Sulu has dispatched a helicopter gunship to contain the incident.

Sulu is an election hot spot. -

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