Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Town mayor shot in Zamboanga is dead

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 27, 2011) – A former Sulu town mayor who was shot and critically wounded in Zamboanga City had died in hospital hours after Monday’s attack in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, police said.

“Najib Maldisa was shot several times while traveling in a car with his wife in the village of San Roque,” Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, the city police chief, told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

He said duo just left their house in San Roque and was near a public cemetery when armed men in two motorcycles attacked them.

“We still don’t know the motive of the attack, but there is an ongoing investigation,” De Ocampo said.

Gun attacks are not uncommon in Zamboanga City and police said most of the cases involved family feud, clan war and grudge. (Mindanao Examiner)

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