Municipal worker killed in ambush

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Thursday, January 16, 2014


A MUNICIPAL employee was killed in an ambush in a remote village in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office reported that the incident took place around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Purok 4 in the village of Legarda Tres, Dinas municipality.

The police identified the fatality as Alberto Palahang, 38, an employee of Guipos Municipal Government in Zamboanga del Sur.

Palahag’s companion Balong Sebolin was wounded while unscathed was the victim’s brother, Regie, the police reported.

Investigation showed that the victims were aboard a motorcycle on the way home coming from a fiesta in the village of Ignacio Garrata, Guipos, when unidentified gunman ambushed them, the police said.

Palahang was fatally shot and died on the spot, the police said.

Investigation continues in a bid to unmask the suspect, the police added.

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