Gunmen kill South Korean national in Philippine capital region

12:18, August 23, 2010      

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Four unidentified suspects shot dead one South Korean national and kidnapped and then released two others on Monday at the boundary between Pasig City in Manila and Cainta in Rizal province, local newspaper Inquirer reported on its website on Monday.

According to police Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, Jr., the suspects used a white van without plate to corner a group of South Korean nationals riding a dark blue Chevrolet van as the latter was moving along Ortigas Avenue Extension, Sta. Lucia.

The suspects blocked the vehicle carrying the South Koreans and opened fire, immediately killing Cho Tae-Hwan, Cruz said.

Cho's companions, identified as Kim Young Gun and Kim Hyoung Sik, were taken at gunpoint but were later released unharmed, Cruz said.

The motive for the attack was not clear, although kidnap-for- ransom gangs often target foreign tourists and businessmen in areas near Manila.

It was also unclear what the victims were doing in the Philippines.

Many South Koreans visit the Philippines as tourists and tens of thousands live and study in Manila and elsewhere.

Source: Xinhua

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