Monday, October 25, 2010

Militia goes berserk, kills 5 companions in Zamboanga town

The bodies of slain militias in the town of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay province in the southern Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner Photo - Jung Francisco).

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 25, 2010) – A pro-government militia went berserk killing five of his companions in an attack at an army detachment in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay, police said Monday.

The weekend attack occurred in the village called Palid in Ipil town and police said the militia escaped after murdering the five men. The motive of the attack is unknown, but police mounted a manhunt to capture Oligario Bucal Jr.

Bucal’s father who is also a government militia said his son ran away with his rifle, the same weapon used in the shootings.

“There is a manhunt and police forces are searching for the suspect,” said Inspector Boni Aranas, the town’s police chief. (Jung Francisco)

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