Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2 killed, 4 wounded in Zamboanga strafing

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 28, 2010) – Motorcycle gunmen strafed a crowded bus depot on Tuesday and killing at least 2 people in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay, reports said.

The attackers, who were on three motorbikes, escaped after the noontime shooting that also wounded four people in Tungawan town. The motive of the attack is still unknown, but the reports said the gunmen fled toward the neighboring Zamboanga City.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the attack, but rebels are also actively operating in the town.

The military did not give details of the attack, but confirmed the incident had occurred.

“There is a report about the incident, but we still have no details (of the attack),” said Army First Lieutenant Jinky Perez, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City. (Mindanao Examiner)

1 comment:

Karol said...

Is this a return to juramentado or amok? If this was a Moro attack was it against Christian Filipinos or a strategy to embarass the government and the military? The mode of attack is like other Moro radicals attacks. For more than 500 years the Moros have used violence to try to establish and defend religious and political autonomy in Bangsamoro - and attacks like this while deplorable are not unexpected. See the book "Swish of the Kris" by Vic Hurley