Mayor, 13 oth­ers killed in raid

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Philip­pine po­lice fa­tally shot a city mayor who was among the politi­cians the pres­i­dent pub­licly linked to il­le­gal drugs and at least 13 oth­ers in gun­bat­tles that erupted on Sun­day in the south, po­lice said, in one of the blood­i­est anti-drug as­saults so far un­der his crack­down. Of­fi­cers were to serve war­rants to Mayor Rey­naldo Paro­jinog Sr. of Oza­miz city to search his houses for sus­pected pres­ence of un­li­censed firearms when gun­men al­legedly opened fire on the po­lice, spark­ing clashes that killed the mayor and at least 11 other peo­ple, po­lice Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Jay­sen de Guz­man said by phone.

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