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Philippines says rebels violating typhoon truce

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The Philippine government on Saturday accused Maoist rebels of violating a self-imposed truce in typhoon-hit areas with attacks on government forces involved in rescue and relief work. 

This photo taken on December 26, 2010 shows New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas attending a ceremony in the southern island of Mindanao. The Philippine government has accused the Maoist rebel group of violating a self-imposed truce in typhoon-hit areas with attacks on government forces involved in rescue and relief work.

The New People's Army guerrilla group began a 29-day unilateral ceasefire on December 5 to allow what it said would be unhampered rescue and relief work for victims of Typhoon Bopha that had struck the previous day.

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