Villagers walk next to a tank in Jolo, in the Philippines, in March 2017. Photo: EPA

Philippine army chief says killing of four soldiers by police was murder, not mix-up

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Topic |   The Philippines
Villagers walk next to a tank in Jolo, in the Philippines, in March 2017. Photo: EPA
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