ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 27 Oct) – A government soldier was killed in an ambush Friday in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, police said.
Police the soldier was on motorcycle when he was shot at around 6 p.m. along Jaldon Road near downtown Zamboanga. He was killed instantly.
One witness said he heard five gunshots. “I heard five gunshots. It's all I can say,” he told reporters at the scene.
Police investigators did not identify the soldier, but said he was shot in the head probably from a .45-caliber pistol. His firearm is missing.
No individual or group claimed responsibility for the latest killing, the second on Friday.An unidentified gunman also shot dead earlier Friday a Muslim man, Abdulgafar Udin, near the Zamboanga airport.
Police said the victim was an employee of the Air Transportation Office and on his way to work when shot in the chest 13 times.
Just Thursday, a Chinese trader identified only as Huang, was shot and killed in downtown Zamboanga City. Prior to the killing, two policemen were also shot dead in separate attacks in Zamboanga.
On Monday, a soldier and his civilian companion were also killed inside their apartment in Sta. Maria village, about 2 km from downtown area. More than 200 people had been killed in violent attacks and summary executions in Zamboanga City the past years. (Mindanao Examiner)