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Zambo City shuts down as heavy fighting erupts; 400 Misuari followers try to plant MNLF flag

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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 5 – 9:15 a.m.) Heavy firefight erupted in Zamboanga City between the military and around 400 followers of separatist leader Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Monday morning. While the shooting has stopped, the group led by a rogue faction of the MNLF is said to be holding some 20 civilians hostage.

Agence France-Presse quoted Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar as saying that the firefight has effectively shut down the city, as she ordered all schools and offices to remain closed.

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