And The Killings Continue In Davao City…

July 2, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 02 Jul) – Two civilians were killed in separate attacks in the southern Philippine city of Davao, once tagged as one of the most peaceful place in the troubled region.

Police said a 25-year old man was knifed to death while playing cards with friends in downtown Davao City. It said two assailants were involved in the attack and fled on a motorcycle after the killing.

Two motorcycle men, also armed with knives, attacked another victim in downtown area, killing him instantly.

The assailants escaped after the attack. Previous killings in Davao City were blamed to the Davao Death Squad, an anti-crime vigilante group, which targeted criminals and those with police records.

But relatives of those killed have accused authorities as behind the spate of attacks and many of those who came forward to testify had been executed. Police and military have denied involvements in the extra-judicial killings.

A few hundred people had been killed in attacks in Davao City the past years and most of the cases remain unsolved up to this time. And the killings still continue. (Romy Bwaga)

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