Police investigators examine the bullet-riddled car of a top environment official who survived an ambush in Cotabato City. (Mark Navales)
COTABATO CITY (Mark Navales / 29 Jun) One person was killed and three others wounded in an attack in Cotabato City in the southern Maguindanao province, police said Thursday.
Police said Kahal Kidtag, director of the local environment office, survived the ambush late Wednesday afternoon, but his driver was killed in the attack. Two civilians near the area were also hit and wounded by stray bullets.
The gunmen, police said, opened fire on the car in downtown Cotabato. Police is still investigating the motive of the attack, officials said, adding, Kidtag was heading home when ambushed.
Police said a nine-year old boy and an 18-year old civilian were wounded in the attack.