SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Armed Forces of the Philippines have placed all military camps in Central Mindanao, particularly in North and South Cotabato, on heightened alert following intensified offensives by communist rebels on military targets.

Capt. Silver Belvis, speaking for the 39th Infantry Battalion based in North Cotabato, said New Peoples Army (NPA) hitmen killed an off-duty militiaman belonging to Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in the communist infested Arakan town.

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