Armed men shot dead a village councilman in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, on Thursday, amid the ongoing voters registration in the province, police said.

Tamama Abpe, a kagawad of Brgy. Kampipilan, succumbed to multiple bullet wounds to the head, Senior Supt. Marcelo Pintac, Maguindanao provincial police director said.

The incident occurred around 8:50 a.m. in Brgy. Poblacion.

Members of the Ampatuan Police Station and the Army’s 46th Infantry Battalion were deployed to the scene shortly after the incident, but the assailants were already gone, Pintac said.

“Di pa natin alam masabi kung related ba ito sa registration,” he said. (John Roson)

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