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7 carjackers killed in Philippine shootouts

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 3:21 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2011


MANILA, Philippines >> Police say at least seven suspected carjackers have been killed in two shootouts in the Philippine capital. A police officer and a bystander were wounded by gunfire.

Police criminal investigation chief Samuel Pagdilao says police killed five suspected carjackers in suburban Quezon City early Wednesday. Police cordoned off the busy highway, where the shootout happened.

Police officer Jaime Santos says that in a separate clash in the Makati financial district Wednesday, police killed two of several carjackers in a van. One of those killed escaped but was gunned down by SWAT members in a creek.

The events snarled rush-hour traffic.


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