Activists and supporters of communist rebel leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma (not pictured) hold a rally outside the gates of the police headquarters in Manila on Aug 19, 2016. / AFP / TED ALJIBE
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Maoist rebels holding peace talks with the Philippine government have killed four soldiers and kidnapped three others after announcing the end of a self-declared ceasefire, the military said Thursday.The rebels also criticized Duterte's failure to grant amnesty and freedom to nearly 400 jailed guerrillas, after the president released 18 jailed rebel leaders at the start of the talks last year.Duterte Thursday criticized the rebels for rejecting his government's formal ceasefire offer and for insisting that he free hundreds of jailed guerrillas.While the military establishment has publicly endorsed the peace talks, Duterte suggested the support was qualified.
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