7 killed in Basilan clan feud

Posted at 08/07/2014 1:44 PM | Updated as of 08/07/2014 1:44 PM

MANILA – At least seven people died and thousands fled their homes following a violent clash between two feuding families in Basilan last Sunday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Counci (NDRRMC) said.

In a report released on Thursday, the NDRRMC said the clash occurred between the families of Abubakar Palaman and Jabbar Sandiki in Barangay Lower Cabengbeng in Sumisip town at around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Four people from Palaman's group died, while three from Sandiki's group were killed.

The clash displaced 5,250 people in Sumisip, the NDRRMC said.