ZAMBOANGA CITY – At least a dozen people were killed or wounded in fierce clashes between two warring Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, the military told The Manila Times on Sunday.
The weekend fighting erupted after members of the Capal and Macugar families crossed paths in the village of Linao in Bayang town.
The fighting lasted almost an hour and left four people dead and two wounded on the side of Capal family and three more slain and three wounded from the Macugar family.
There could be more casualties as some of the dead were carried off by their kin.
The clashes only stopped after security forces arrived and pacified the two groups.
It was not immediately known whether the military or police arrested any of the leaders or followers of the feuding families. Among those killed were Hajji Naim Capal and Latip Capal, who were reportedly clan leaders.
The others who were slain on the side of Capals had been identified as Abar Balt and Al-radji Tanggor, and the wounded Arip Bacolod and Pao. From the Macugar family, those killed were Cader Dumato, Hajji Ahmad Dimacuta and Salahoden Dimacota, and the wounded were Sameto Piang and Saidamen Macugar.