Fatal shooting at Manila airport, Philippines

Gun crime and political violence occur with grim frequency in the Philippines. Another example occurred at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport today when a gunman opened fire in a targeted attack killing the mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child. In addition, 5 people were wounded in the panic among the passengers caught up in the chaos.

While the risk for the individual traveller in the Philippines is low, travellers must always be cautious and aware of their surroundings.

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