Terrorists gundown Christian farm workers

News, Commentaries & Political Discussions on Middle East & the World

Moderator: Club Operations

Terrorists gundown Christian farm workers

Postby Chris » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:23 pm

Terrorists gundown Christian farm workers


Terrorists gundown Christian farm workers
MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- At least five people were gunned down on the Philippine island of Sulu when suspected Islamist gunmen raided a farm.

The Manila Times said an infant was among the dead. Four other persons were wounded.

"Survivors of the carnage told military investigators that the attackers asked them if they were Christian and when they answered yes, the gunmen just opened fire," Brig. Gen. Alexander Aleo said.

A spokesman for the military's southern command said at least 20 gunmen were involved in the attack and were armed with automatic weapons.

Reports said the terrorists were suspected to be members of Abu-Sayyaf, the al-Qaida affiliated group operating in the Muslim areas of the southern Philippines.

No reason for the attack was given, but it was suspected to be related to a local feud.

© Copyright 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:01 pm

Return to Middle East & the World Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests