NPA executes ex-government militia

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected communist rebels barged into a small karaoke house and fatally shot a former government militia in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said.

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Police said Fernando Saldon, 51, died instantly from the attack carried out by two young New People’s Army rebels as their companions waited outside the karaoke house in the village of Santa Maria in Leon Postigo town.

Saldon arrived first at the karaoke house owned by Ricky Busca and then the two rebels came later along with their group and shot the victim repeatedly. The gunmen escaped after the killing.

“The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds in his chest, stomach, left hand and at the back portion that caused his instantaneous death,” police said.

The rebels have been fighting for decades now for the establishment of a separate communist state in the country AL JACINTO.

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