8 die in armed skirmish in North Cotabato

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COTABATO CITY—At least eight persons were killed in a shooting in Kabacan town of Cotabato province Saturday, police said.

Major Peter Pinalgan jr, Kabacan town police chief, said the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m.

The victims, all males, were standing on the side of the Aringgay Road near University of Southern Mindanao compound when gunmen on a motorbike drove by and opened fire.

Lt. Ernie John Saratao, Kabacan deputy police chief for operations, identified the fatalities as Kors Salilangan, Sandigan Zailon, Benladin Dimanalao, Romeo Balatamay, Katindig Kagayawon, and Fahad Mandigan, all residents of Kabacan town; Budsal Lipusan of Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Magui…

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