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Gunmen kill 15 fisherfolk, wound 3 others off Basilan sea By Mario J. Mallari 01/25/2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gunmen kill 15 fisherfolk, wound 3 others off Basilan sea

By Mario J. Mallari 01/25/2012

Fifteen fishermen were reportedly killed by still unidentified armed men during a strafing incident in Basilan province on Monday, belated reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo said yesterday.

Military Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said that 18 fishermen aboard three fishing boats were fired upon by more or less six armed men while fishing along the waters off Sibago Island in Mohammad Ajul town around 7 a.m.

Quoting reports from the field, Cabangbang said that 15 fishermen were reported killed during the attack while three others survived, one of them, however, remains in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds in the head and the back..... MORE

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