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Philippine vice mayor killed in 3rd such attack this week

AP  |  Manila 

say van-riding assailants have gunned down the of a small city south of in the third such brazen assaults on local officials this week that have sparked an alarm.

Police say of Trece Martires city and his were riding in a pickup van when they were shot and killed today in front of a hospital in his city in province. The killers escaped.

was gunned down while attending a flag-raising ceremony in his city of south of on Monday. Mayor of northern Tinio town was shot and killed in an SUV the following day by motorcycle-riding assassins. The killers of both mayors remain at large.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 16:50 IST