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3 hurt in Cotabato ambush
The victims sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies.
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3 hurt in Cotabato ambush

John Unson (Philstar.com) - November 15, 2018 - 3:27pm

COTABATO CITY — Three were hurt, one of them a barangay councilor, in an ambush here Wednesday, barely three days after an elected community elder was shot dead in the same area.

Tokan Mamalangkas, an incumbent barangay councilor, and a companion, Abubakar Ayunan Ali, were riding a motorcycle together when they were attacked by gunmen positioned along a road in Barangay Rosary Heights 7 here.

Mamalangkas is an incumbent member of the Rosary Heights 7 barangay council.

He and Ali both sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies.

A passerby, Julba Amil Guiamal, was also wounded in the incident.

Relatives of Mamalangkas told reporters they are convinced he was the target of the gunmen.

A companion of Mamalangkas in the Rosary Heights 7 barangay council, Jainudin Ella Dimao, was shot dead by pistol-wielding suspects three days before.

The barangay councilor was on a motorcycle when he was shot from behind by an attacker armed with a pistol, killing him on the spot.

Neighbors of Dimao in Barangay Rosary Heights 7 said he was a friendly person with no known enemies and that his murder could be work-related.

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