Mass burial Friday 17 Nov 2006 for mostly victims of summary executions in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner)
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 17 Nov) - Unidentified gunmen killed a Muslim man in a daring broad daylight attack Friday, just hours after authorities buried 26 corpses, mostly victims of summary executions in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.
Jan Jailani was buying donuts when he was shot from behind by two motorcycle gunmen at around 2 p.m., relatives told reporters. "He was just there buying donuts and they killed him in cold blood," one relative told the Mindanao Examiner.
Police said it was still investigating the killing which occurred barely two hours after authorities buried 26 cadavers of mostly victims of gun slaying here.
"The corpses were all unclaimed," said council woman Mila Velasquez, who led other officials in the village of Talabaan where the bodies had been buried in a common grave. "We have to bury all these unclaimed cadavers.At least give them a proper burial," she said.
Dozens of policemen and soldiers and civilians had been killed in a string of gun attacks in Zamboanga City the past months.
No groups or individuals have claimed responsibility for the killings, but authorities blamed hired assassins and the Abu Sayyaf as behind the spate of attacks.
More than 200 people had been killed in violent attacks and summary executions in Zamboanga City the past years and traders feared for their lives.(Mindanao Examiner)