4 slain in separate gun attacks in Maguindanao provinces

The police have launched a manhunt against the killers of a village councilor and three others in separate gun attacks in Mamasapano, Maguindanao del Sur and Buldon, Maguindanao del Norte over the weekend.

Lt. Lou Christian Villones, Mamasapano town police chief, said Barangay Pimbalkan councilor Ansari Salim was killed on the spot while his companion, Sgt. Mansor Sianga, was injured at about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Villones said the two were on board a pickup truck driven by Sianga when ambushed by still unidentified gunmen.

Responding police found about a dozen empty shells from firearms of various calibers.

In Barangay Tukanalipao of the same town, Villones said two men on a motorbike were attacked on Sunday.

A certain “Jun” was killed while his companion “George” sustained injuries.

In Buldon, farmers Abdulgani Kasan and Latip Gapor were likewise gunned down in Barangay Piers.

Investigators said the gun attacks could have been triggered by personal grudge or family feud. (PNA)

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