Mayor shot in drug raid

The Cairns Post - - WORLD -

A PHILIP­PINE mayor named as be­ing in­volved in the nar­cotics trade was shot dead in a po­lice raid yes­ter­day, au­thor­i­ties said, the lat­est of­fi­cial to be killed since Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte launched a drug war.

Mr Duterte has sin­gled out lo­cal of­fi­cials, po­lice­men and judges as part of a crack­down that has made him pop­u­lar with many Filipinos but has been con­demned by hu­man rights groups and other crit­ics.

Among those Mr Duterte named was Rey­naldo Paro­jinog, mayor of Oza­miz city, who was killed along with 11 oth­ers in a dawn raid on his home.

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