Ex-mayor gunned down in Sultan Kudarat

Posted at | Updated as of 07/02/12 6:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A former mayoralty candidate of Datu Unsay in Sultan Kudarat and his family were ambushed by unidentified armed men along the national highway of Isulan Saturday afternoon.

Suahid Salik, a mayoralty candidate and former board member, was reportedly killed in the attack while his wife and children were rushed to a hospital.

Authorities have yet to identify the suspects and the motive behind the attack.

Salik worked as a consultant for Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu.

Investigations are still ongoing, as of posting. -- Report from Lerio Bompat, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao