• 2 KILLED IN ZAMBOANGA SUR AMBUSH

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: A gunman opened fire on a motorcycle taxi and killed its driver and a five-year old boy who was among his four passengers in Zamboanga del Sur province, police said Tuesday. The taxi driver Jerry Garnica was heading to downtown Bayog when the attack occurred. Garnica was himself wounded and later died in the attack that also killed Orlando Colot. Police said the gunman and his companion escaped on motorcycle after the shooting. The motive of the ambush was not immediately known, but police said they recovered two bullet casings fired from a 9mm pistol. The taxi came from the village called Camp Blessing, which was previously raided by communist rebels.About 40 communist rebels disguised as government troops raided Camp Blessing and carted weapons issued by the military to local militias. The rebels also seized communication equipment from village chieftain Reynaldo Villaver.

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