Philippine mayor, wife, two others killed in airport shooting

Source : AP
Last Updated: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 05:53 hrs

Manila, Philippines:  A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people.

Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of Terminal 3 on Friday.

He says they were declared dead on arrival at a nearby air base hospital along with two others, including a one and a half-year-old boy. It was not immediately clear if they were related to the mayor. The gunmen escaped.



Philippine airports are usually packed with passengers and well-wishers during the Christmas season.


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