4 dead in ambush try on mayorAgence France-Presse
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines—Gunmen ambushed a mayor’s convoy in Mindanao, killing three police escorts and a civilian, officials said Friday. The town official was unhurt in the attack on Jolo island on Thursday, but the town’s police chief and two other officers escorting him were killed, said regional police chief Senior Supt. Antonio Freyra.
A civilian in one of the vehicles was killed and five others were wounded, he added. A police report in Manila said the attackers are believed to be supporters of a rival politician.