Muslims kill 6 yr old girl, 3 others in southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN – Four people, including a six-year-old girl, were killed in a roadside bombing in the southern Philippines by suspected Muslim insurgents who wanted to attack military reinforcements, police said Wednesday.

The victims were in a van in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province Tuesday night when the improvised bomb went off. Norodin Macabangen, a municipal treasurer of a nearby town, died in hospital. His six-year-old daughter, a brother and another man died instantly while his wife and 9-year-old son were injured.

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    It appears that the victims were all Muslims, since the province in central Mindanao is mostly Muslim and civilian Christians on that island stick to their own sections.