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Philippine mayor, 3 others killed, 4 people wounded in shooting at Manila airport

Police watch as passengers enter the Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport where an ambush of a southern Philippine town mayor occurred Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa was fatally shot Friday in an attack at Manila's main airport that also killed his wife and two other people, officials said.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
December 19, 2013 - 9:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people.

Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of Terminal 3 on Friday.

He says they were declared dead on arrival at a nearby air base hospital along with two others, including a 1 1/2-year-old boy. It was not immediately clear if they were related to the mayor. The gunmen escaped.

Philippine airports are usually packed with passengers and well-wishers during the Christmas season.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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