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Maguindanao town councilor shot, wounded in ambush

/ 01:48 PM February 28, 2017
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COTABATO CITY — A town councilor in Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao survived a murder attempt by still unidentified gunmen on Monday morning .

Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao police chief, identified the victim as Councilor Edris Dading Sangki.

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Police said Sangki, president of the Association of Barangay Chairpersons (ABC), which gave him a seat in the municipal council, was driving his vehicle with his 13-year-old son heading to the Ampatuan town, also in Maguindanao, when two motorcycle-riding men fired at them in Barangay Kapinpilan in Datu Abdullah Sangki town.

Sangki suffered a gunshot wound in the stomach, while his son was unharmed, Tello said.

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Tello said the victim’s family believed the ambush was triggered by a “rido” (clan war) between the victim and another Moro family.  SFM/rga

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