Friday, November 19, 2010

Ex-police spy killed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 19, 2010) - A former police informer who filed criminal charges against his previous handler was killed in a gun attack in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.

Haizon Zabala was shot by a lone gunman as he was walking near a market in the village of Santa Cruz on Thursday night.

His wife said Zabala had just come from Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province where he attended a preliminary hearing on the case he filed against a police official whom he had accused of beating him.

She said the killing was believed connected to the case. “We fear for his safety every time he’s in Pagadian, but did not expect that he would be killed here in Zamboanga,” she said.

The woman has asked authorities to investigate the murder. Extrajudicial killings are not uncommon in Zamboanga City where gun attacks had killed dozens of people over the past years. (Mindanao Examiner)

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