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Sixteen dead in Philippines as communists, tribe clash

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MANILA - Sixteen people were killed in the Philippines on Tuesday when communist rebels clashed with armed tribesmen in one of the deadliest flare-ups of a decades-old insurgency in years, the military said. 

New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas attend a ceremony to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines, at a remote village in the southern island of Mindanao on December 26, 2010

New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas attacked the home of Calpito Egua in a remote area of the southern island of Mindanao but the tribal leader and his followers fought back, said local military spokesman Major Christian Uy.

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