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Mangudadatu aide killed; link to massacre eyed

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mangudadatu aide killed; link to massacre eyed

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  • Monday, 02 July 2012
A close aide to Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu whose political challenge to the powerful Ampatuan clan led to the country’s worst political massacre has been shot dead, police yesterday said.

Police said they were investigating whether the shooting of Said Salik last Saturday was related to the 2009 massacre of 57 persons after a string of killings targeting witnesses to the murders.

Salik, 65, was grand children when he was shot by two men riding in tandem aboard a motorcycle in Mindanao, police said.

“The victim was a consultant to Gov. Toto Mangudadatu,” regional police spokesman Insp. Benjamin Mauricio said.

He added that the motive remained unclear, but stressed they were investigating whether it was related to the massacre..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/995-mangudadatu-aide-killed-link-to-massacre-eyed

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