Muslim Voters Brave Terrorism Threats in Southern Philippines

Dozens of poor towns in the southern Philippines voted Wednesday on whether to join a new self-governing Muslim region in a test of a fragile peace process that has come under attack from suicide bombers linked to Islamic State.
The vote took place amid tight security but was mostly peaceful following two deadly terrorist attacks in the past 10 days and at least three small blasts on the eve of the vote that officials said caused little harm. Results aren’t expected for several days.



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