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Police: Philippine bombing suspect killed in clash
Philippine bombing suspect killed in clash with arresting police commandos, police say
Associated Press
2014-02-17 08:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police say a bombing suspect died in a gunbattle with police who were trying to arrest him in the south.

National police Senior Superintendent Reuben Sindac said police special forces, backed by agents of the Presidential Anti-organized Crime Commission, were trying to serve a warrant to Muslim militant Yusop Kusain for his alleged involvement in a deadly 2007 bombing.

Sindac said Kusain hurled a grenade and opened fire on authorities, wounding two police officers, before he was killed Monday in Datu Paglas town in Maguindanao province.

The Philippine government hopes a peace deal it will sign soon with the main Muslim rebel group would help ease decades of violence in the south, homeland of minority Muslims in the largely Roman Catholic nation.

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