Philippine army clashes with rebel New People's Army

Government troops engaged suspected members of the rebel New People’s Army in a gun fight in a town in Zamboanga del Norte. Travellers should be aware that there is periodic on-going armed encounters between government and rebel forces in the far southern areas of the Philippines. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel to central and western Mindanao, including the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Sulu Archipelago.

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