Philippine mayor among four dead in Manila airport ambush
MANILA (AFP) - Gunmen opened fire outside Manila international airport on Friday, officials said, killing four people including the mayor of a town in the southern Philippines, where political violence is endemic.
Terrified men and women screamed and cried while a man, apparently fatally wounded, lay face down on the pavement outside the passenger terminal in a video clip uploaded to the local GMA television network's website.
The dead included Mayor Ukol Talumpa of the southern town of Labangan, his wife, his 18-month-old grandson and a male aide, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told reporters.
"I understand that was the third attempt on the life of the mayor and this time the culprits succeeded," Ms de Lima said.