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Nine killed as gunmen ambush truck in Philippines

Gunmen hiding in a sugarcane field ambushed a truckload of policemen and village guards who had helped secure a village dance festival, killing nine and wounding nine others on Sunday in the central Philippines, officials said.

About 20 gunmen raked the victims’ truck with automatic weapon fire before dawn in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon in Negros Occidental province.

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