Published on Dec 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 Al Jazeera News


Philippines mayor among four killed in Manila airport gunman attack

Manila News.Net Friday 20th December, 2013

The mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child have died after a gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila’s international airport.

The attack, which was aimed at Ukol Talumpa, the mayor of Labangan, wounded five people and caused panic among travellers.

According to CNN, initial reports suggested more than one attacker carried out the shooting.

The police however said a lone gunman was carried out the brazen attack

The dead include Talumpa, his wife and a 28-year-old niece, said Jose Erwin Villacorte, director of the Manila region’s Southern Police District.

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