Four people were killed in a gun attack before dawn on Tuesday, November 8, at Barangay Baas in Lamitan City in Basilan.
A report received by the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) confirmed that four were killed in the incident that also left a villager badly wounded.
PRO-BAR officials, citing initial reports, identified two of the four fatalities as Gappal Mustapha Pagi, and Ardayan Dammang Amoto. The victims died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.
The victims, all from Ungkaya Pukan town in Basilan, were together sleeping in a house that gunmen strafed with assault rifles.
The local police said the victims were guests to a traditional Yakan wedding in Barangay Baas and stayed there for the night.
They were supposed to return to Ungkaya Pukan on Tuesday morning.
One of them, Muafiz Tamudjul, was wounded in the attack. He is now in a hospital. (John Unson)
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