2 die, 1 hurt in ambush-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
A COUPLE was killed while another was wounded in an ambush in the province of Basilan.
Police said the incident happened Monday afternoon in the village of Maloong, Lamitan City.
The victims were Rodolfo Saavedra, a teacher of East Elementary School, and his wife, Gloria, a teacher of Kaumpurnah Elementary School.
The sister of Gloria, Ellen Joy Cubico, was also injured.
Initial investigation showed the victims were aboard a motorcycle on the way to Isabela City after visiting their relatives when they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen upon reaching a rubber plantation in the village of Maloong.
Lamitan City police Chief Inspector Almer Ismael said the gunmen carted away the couple’s motorcycle and fled towards the hinterlands.
Further investigation is underway to identify the perpetrators. (Bong Garcia)