Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mayor's Bodyguard Killed After Attacking Soldier At Checkpoint

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / July 27, 2008) – A bodyguard of a southern Philippine town mayor was killed after he attacked and shot a government soldier at a checkpoint in Zamboanga City.

Police said soldiers were manning the checkpoint when they stopped a man who was carrying a pistol before dawn Saturday. The man, identified as Hajan Abubakar, fought off the soldiers who tried to arrest him.

Abubakar, an alleged bodyguard of Sibuco town Mayor Norbi Edding, drew his gun and shot one soldier. Abubakar, who earlier harassed innocent civilian, was later killed by soldiers.

Police and military have imposed a total gun ban in Zamboanga City since last year because of the spate of killings and criminalities. (Mindanao Examiner)

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