8 killed in southern Philippine shootout


At least eight people were killed in an alleged shootout in the southern Philippine province of Cotabato around noontime on Saturday, police and local official said.

A local official said the victims, all male, were aboard a convoy of motorcycles traveling along a road in Kabacan town when the shooting happened.

A police investigation is underway to look into the motive of the attack and to identify the victims, a local official said.

Police have yet to issue an official statement on the incident.


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