4 killed in Zambo del Sur ambush

Posted at 06/23/12 6:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Four people were killed and another was wounded in an ambush in Dinas, Zamboanga Del Sur on Friday afternoon. 

Dinas Municipal Police Station Chief Police Inspector Homer Dumalag identified the fatalities as Meraljun Doong, a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU); Danilo Zamora; Eliodoro Galleros; and Andy Mengok.

Rodel Doong was wounded during the attack.

The Army reported that heavily armed unidentified men ambushed the victims around 4:45 p.m. at Purok 4, Barangay Guinicolalay.

Authorities said the attack may have stemmed from a land dispute.

Government troops are now hunting down the suspects.

The Dinas Municipal Police Station is also on red alert following the attack. -- From a report by Trini Velasco, ABS-CBN News Caraga