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Jakarta Post

Philippine mayor wounded, 2 killed in rebel ambush

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Manila, Philippines   /   Sun, April 21, 2013   /  01:54 pm

Officials say communist rebels ambushed the convoy of a city mayor and wife of the Philippines' former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr, killing two of her aides and wounding a police escort.

Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, the national police spokesman, said Sunday that Mayor Ruth Guingona of southern Ginoog City suffered abrasions from late Saturday's attack and that she and the wounded policeman were out of danger. A regional police report says Guingona was hit in her lower right knee.

The report says Guingona's group was traveling late Saturday after attending a beauty pageant in a hinterland village of Ginoog when communist rebels manning a road block fired at her vehicle, causing it to overturn. The rebels and Guingona's six police escorts then traded shots before the rebels fled.


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