Monday, January 18, 2010

2 cops wounded in Zamboanga City ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / January 18, 2010) – Gunmen attacked two policemen in a coastal village in the southern Filipino port city of Zamboanga, officials said Monday.

The weekend attack wounded the policemen in Mampang village. The victims were heading home on a motorcycle when gunmen opened fire at them, said Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, chief of the local police force.

No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack and police said it is still investigating the ambush.

On Saturday, gunmen also opened fire on a bus in Zamboanga City’s Licomo village, wounding 12 passengers. The attack was blamed to Moro rebels.

The bus was enroute to Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province when it was strafed by gunmen. (Mindanao Examiner)

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