ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 24, 2007) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants attacked a remote village in the province of Sulu, about 950 kilometers south of Manila, officials said Monday.
Officials said the gunmen strafed the village of Latih in Patikul town, but no one was hurt or killed in the attack.
Initial military reports said about ten gunmen fired indiscriminately to the village and apparently were targeting the village chieftain Ahmad Albani.
The motive of the attack was unknown, but Albani is a staunch military supporter. (Nickee Butlangan)