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Philippine mayor Ukol Talumpa, 3 other killed at Manilla airport

AP, Friday 20 Dec 2013
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A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people.

Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of Terminal 3 on Friday.

He says they were declared dead on arrival at a nearby air base hospital along with two others, including a 1 ½-year-old boy. It was not immediately clear if they were related to the mayor. The gunmen escaped.

Philippine airports are usually packed with passengers and well-wishers during the Christmas season.

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