Philippine mayor,3 others killed at airport

Men on motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of airport.

Written by Associated Press | Manila | Published:December 20, 2013 11:55 am

A mayor from the southern Philippines,his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people.

Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of Terminal 3 on Friday.

He says they were declared dead on arrival at a nearby air base hospital along with two others,including a 1 {-year-old boy. It was not immediately clear if they were related to the mayor. The gunmen escaped.

Philippine airports are usually packed with passengers and well-wishers during the Christmas season.

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