Fisherman killed in pirate attack

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Friday, February 7, 2014


GUNMEN believed to be pirates have staged an attack killing a 73-year-old fisherman in the waters off Zamboanga Sibugay province, the police reported Thursday.

Zamboanga Peninsula police information officer Ariel Huesca said the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday off Moal-Boal, Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Chief Inspector Huesca identified the victim as Buenaventura Galapin, a resident of Purok 4 in the village of Matim, Olutanga.

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Investigation showed that the victim was fishing when suddenly a group of unidentified gunmen aboard on another motorized banca passed near him and open fire, Huesca said.

He said the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot.

Some of the fishermen told the police that they heard bursts of gunfire but were unaware that one of their companions was the victim.

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