2 dead, 6 hurt Cotabato City ambush

By Albahir Saiden, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Dec 26 2012 05:01 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2012 03:23 AM

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Two relatives of a barangay captain in Rosary Heights 5, Cotabato City were killed in an ambush Wednesday morning.

Six others were also wounded in the incident, including barangay chairman Amil Sula, his wife Jenna and his daughter.

The ambush occurred in Ramon Rabago St., Cotabato City past 7 a.m.

Initial investigations showed that the victims were on their way home onboard a van when they were fired upon.

The fatalities were identified as barangay tanod Paik Sultan and 18-year-old Sherasmine Abdulla.

The other wounded victims were Muslima Salik, Baikan Abdulla and Taya Macalnas.

An M203 grenade was also thrown into the van, but it did not explode.

Cotabato City Police have yet to determine the motive and the suspects behind the ambush.

Investigations are still ongoing.