ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 11, 2010) – Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a thatched hut and killing four people in an attack on a village in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, reports said.
Reports said one girl had miraculously survived the Friday night massacre, but was wounded in the attack that occurred in the village of Panubigan that almost wiped out the entire Marahadol family. Other reports said the baby was unscathed.
Among those killed in the murderous rampage were two children.
Policemen had recovered more than 2 dozen empty shells from various automatic weapons and that security forces were sent to track down the raiders. The motive of the attack was unknown, but police suspect family feud or locally known as rido may have triggered the killings.
Family feud is not uncommon in many parts of the southern region where clan war could last for years and even decades. (Mindanao Examiner)