Three village officials killed in Philippines

August 06, 2013
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MANILA, Philippines -- Three village officials were ambushed and killed north of Manila late Saturday (August 3rd) in an attack that may have been politically motivated, AFP reported.

The victims were aboard a government vehicle when attacked by two masked gunmen on a motorcycle in the agricultural town of Bacolor.

Local city police chief Ferdinand Perez said that while the motive for the attack is being investigated, it may have been linked to local politics.

Voters across the Philippines will choose among candidates in over 40,000 villages in October.

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