Gunmen Holds hostages at Philippines school

By Taryn Thomas


The New York Times reported that gunmen took 75 people hostage on Thursday in a elementary school  in the southern Philippines, officials said.

The Gunmen later releases 27 of the hostages including all of the children. The situation occurred after one of the assailants leaders was served an arrest warrant by the police.

The leader, Ondo Perez, was served a warrant for being suspected to be running a criminal organization called the Perez Group.

The New York Daily News reported that 10 more hostages have been released. The conditions and identities of the remaining hostages has not been released. 

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