Monday, October 23, 2006

Soldier Kills 2 In Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 23 Oct) - One government soldier and a civilian were killed in an attack that the military said was perpetrated by another soldier on Monday at an apartment building in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, officials said.

'We still don't know the motive in the twin killings, but slain soldier and the suspect were former Moro rebels integrated into the army," Captain Noel Abello, a regional army spokesman, told the Mindanao Examiner.

He said the attack occurred at around 2.30 a.m. near the village of Sta. Maria. The two victims were sleeping when the soldier barged into the apartment and opened fire, killing the duo instantly.

Army Brigadier General Raymundo Ferrer, commander of the 1st Division, said the slain soldier was a member of the army's engineering brigade. "There is an investigation going on and we are awaiting the official reports about the attack. This could be related to family feud or an old grudge," he said. (Mindanao Examiner)

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