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Hostage, 3 Kidnappers Die in Philippines

Kidnappers fatally shot a 60-year-old hostage after encountering police at a checkpoint, triggering a gunbattle in which three gang members died and another was captured, police said Thursday. The incident Tuesday in the northern city of Tarlac came hours after kidnappers seized Leticia Tan, 60, in suburban Paranaque, said national police chief Hermogenes Ebdane. The group rammed through one road block in Tarlac, injuring an officer, and then fired at police as they abandoned their vehicles ahead of another checkpoint, Ebdane said. The gunfight ensued. Full Story

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