Wednesday, November 04, 2009

1 killed, 9 wounded in strafing in Southern Philippines

ZAMBOANGA sibugay, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / November 4, 2009) – Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a provincial bus Wednesday, killing a passenger and wounding nine more in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said.

Police said the attack occurred in the town of Gutalac. The bus was heading to Dapitan City also in Zamboanga del Norte when the gunmen opened fire.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the strafing, but the province is a known lair of Moro rebels blamed for previous attacks on civilians in the area.

Police said the wounded passengers were rushed to hospital. (Mindanao Examiner)

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