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South Cotabato ambush: One dead, 2 hurt

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Ambush victim Datu Ain Alamada died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds. (Marvin Padilla Goniabo photo)

KORONADAL CITY, PHILIPPINES

Gunmen, riding-in-tandem on a motorcycle shot dead a farmer and wounded two others in an ambush in Tantangan, South Cotabato at around 3:00 p.m. Friday.

In a September 4 advisory, the South Cotabato provincial police office here identified the fatality as Datu Ain Alamada, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.

Alamada and his two companions, Baila Mangabpil and Binabai Akil Saladang, were together on a tricycle when they were attacked while motoring through a stretch of the highway in Barangay Cuyapo in Tantangan, en route to Tacurong City.

Mangabpil and Saladang, who were both injured in the attack, were immediately rushed to a hospital by responding personnel of the Tantangan municipal police and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel.

The victims are residents of Purok Maharlika in Barangay Poblacion, Tantangan.

Investigators are still trying to identify the culprits responsible for the daytime ambush that resulted in the death of Alamada and hurt his two companions.

Alamada was the target of the attack, the police said. (John Felix Unson)

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