December 20, 2013 |
The mayor of a town in the troubled southern Philippines was among four people shot to death in an ambush outside Manila's international airport Friday, authorities reported. The fatal attack on Ukol Talumpa, mayor of Zamboanga del Sur in the Labangan area of Mindanao, was at least the third attempt on the politician's life in the last three years, raising suspicions that the unknown gunmen were motivated by the region's brutal political conflicts. Talumpa, his wife Lea, an 18-month-old baby and a staff member were attacked by at least two gunmen shortly after they arrived at the Manila airport from the regional town of Cebu, airport manager Angel Honrado told a news conference at the scene, the Philippine Star reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013
Times crime reporter Andrew Blankstein will join reporter Joseph Serna at 9 a.m. for an L.A. Now Live discussion about the latest developments in the search for suspects who opened fire on two LAPD detectives in an ambush early Tuesday morning. The officers -- veteran burglary detectives working undercover -- were treated at a hospital and released and are helping to try to identify the suspects. PHOTOS: Two LAPD detectives shot in ambush The detectives were attacked from behind between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. at the Wilshire substation at 4861 W. Venice Blvd.
February 10, 1998 |
Attackers armed with a grenade launcher and machine guns ambushed President Eduard A. Shevardnadze's motorcade in a 10-minute battle that killed one attacker and one bodyguard. The president escaped unharmed, aides said. State television showed the 70-year-old leader talking by phone later with Azerbaijan's president, assuring him, "I am OK." The attack took place in the capital, Tbilisi, as Shevardnadze's four-car motorcade was returning home.
December 25, 2012 |
WEBSTER, N.Y. -- William Spengler was known to his neighbors as the man who killed his 92-year-old grandmother with a hammer in 1980. He was also known as a quiet, nice guy. Spengler, 62, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after laying a trap Monday for local firefighters who responded to a blaze at his home on a slender spit of land here. He shot and killed two firefighters and seriously wounded two more. A police officer also was injured, and Spengler's sister, who lived with him at the home, was unaccounted for. After he got out of prison in 1998 and returned to the same neighborhood where he'd killed his grandmother, neighbors gossiped about his comings and goings.
June 30, 2010 |
Gunmen believed to be Maoist rebels killed at least 26 paramilitary personnel on Tuesday in a roadside ambush in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, authorities said. The gunfight, which lasted for about three hours, occurred about 3 p.m. in the state's heavily forested Bastar region as the 63-member Central Reserve Police Force patrol was returning from a "road-opening mission" in preparation for a threatened two-day rebel strike expected to start Wednesday. Maoist rebels, who control a large swath of Indian territory, often erect roadblocks in jungle areas they control, which the government tries to raze to reassert its authority.
August 1, 2004 |
Gunmen killed a mayor and four of his bodyguards in an ambush in southern Afghanistan. Mayor Thawos Khan died when assailants opened fire on his pickup in Khana Shien district of Helmand province, said Mohammed Wali, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Meanwhile, two rockets exploded overnight in a building in the capital, Kabul, in what NATO troops said was an attempt to lure police and troops into a trap. And in central Oruzgan province, a mine injured three election workers Friday.