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Philippine police hunt mayor's attackers

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Philippine police said they have identified and are hunting eight gunmen who killed 13 people in an ambush on a mayor, an attack that cast a pall of fear over upcoming elections. 

Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan at a hospital on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, on April 26, 2013. Police said they have identified and are hunting eight gunmen who killed 13 people in an ambush on the mayor.

Police are also considering expanding security measures, amid fears of further violence from politicians' private armies and communist guerrillas ahead of the May 13 mid-term polls.

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