Governor’s House Attacked In Southern Philippines

November 15, 2007 at 6:14 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 15, 2007) – Unidentified gunmen attacked Thursday the house of a provincial governor in the troubled Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao, police said.

Police said the attackers fired a rocket grenade at the house of Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. in Marawi City.

No one was reported killed or injured in the attack that occurred at around 3 in the morning. Police said it recovered fragments of the grenade, believed fired from an M203 rifle.

No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack, but Adiong belongs to a powerful Muslim clan in the region.

Adiong’s father was also a former governor of the province and his younger brother is currently the vice governor of the Muslim autonomous region.

The region, composed of five provinces, including Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and Maguindanao, is a hotbed of insurgency, torn by political clan war and had been in the past one of the most corrupt in the Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner)

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