Cotabato doctor survives slay try


ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Filipino physician survived an assassination attempt on his life, but was wounded in the attack that occurred in Cotabato City, police said on Wednesday.

Police said that Dr. Remus Magabilen was shot by motorcycle gunmen as he drove his truck on Tuesday in downtown Cotabato. Despite his wound, Magabilen still managed to drive until he reached the hospital.

The attackers escaped after the shooting, but the motive of the ambush is still unknown.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the failed murder, but gun attacks in Cotabato are not uncommon and many of the killings remain unsolved.


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