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13 Dead in attack on electoral caravan in Philippines

Manila, Apr 26 (EFE).- At least 13 people died and another nine were wounded when a group of armed men opened fire on an electoral caravan in the southern Philippines, police said Friday. The attack occurred Thursday night on a remote mountain road near the town of Nunungan on Mindanao island, when some 15 armed men cut off the procession of partisans who were returning from their campaign rally. The gunmen opened fire killing 12 people including the daughter and a granddaughter of Nunungan Mayor Abdul Manamparan.

Police shoot dead Philippine massacre suspect

Philippine police said Saturday they had shot dead a suspect in the 2009 killings of 58 people, the country's worst political massacre, after he hurled a grenade and fired a pistol at them. Maguid Amil resisted arrest after being approached by policemen in the strife-torn southern province of Maguindanao on Friday, Senior Superintendent Melecio Mina said. The grenade did not explode but officers fired back, killing Amil, he added.

Police shoot dead Philippine massacre suspect

Philippine police have shot dead a suspect in the 2009 killings of 58 people, the country's worst political massacre, a senior officer said Saturday. Maguid Amil resisted arrest after being approached by policemen in the strife-torn southern province of Maguindanao on Friday, hurling a grenade and firing a pistol at them, Senior Superintendent Melecio Mina said. The grenade did not explode but officers fired back, killing Amil, he added. Elsewhere in Maguindanao on Friday, another suspect, Nasser Guia, was arrested by police acting on a tip-off, Mina said.

Police shoot dead Philippine massacre suspect

Philippine police have shot dead a suspect in the 2009 killings of 57 people, the country's worst political massacre, a senior officer said Saturday. Maguid Amil resisted arrest after being approached by policemen in the strife-torn southern province of Maguindanao on Friday, hurling a grenade and firing a pistol at them, Senior Superintendent Melencio Mina said. The grenade did not explode but officers fired back, killing Amil, he added. Elsewhere in Maguindanao on Friday, another suspect, Nasser Guia, was arrested by police acting on a tip-off, Mina said.
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