Cops Kill Gunman In Basilan Island Attack

July 5, 2007 at 5:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BASILAN (Mindanao Examiner / 05 Jul) – Police shot dead a man who killed one person and injured five more in an attack at a public market in Basilan island in the southern Philippines.

Police said the man opened fire on a crowd at the Isabela City market on Wednesday and killed one person.

Five others were wounded in the strafing. Policemen rushed to the area and killed the assailant before he can shoot again.

The motive of the attack is unknown, but the island is a former lair of the Abu Sayyaf and vengeance killing is also common in Basilan. (Mindanao Examiner)

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