The police suspect a family feud or political attack.
Thirteen people were killed and 10 wounded when unidentified gunmen attacked a mayor’s convoy in the Southern Philippines, police said on Friday.
The fatalities included the 30-year-old daughter of Abdul Malik Manamparan, mayor of Nunungan Town in Lanao del Norte province, 820 Km south of Manila, provincial police director, Gerardo Rosales, said.
The mayor was injured in the attack late on Thursday, he said.
Mr. Manamparan, his relatives and supporters were on their way home from campaigning for next month’s elections when gunmen opened fire in a village in the municipality of Nunungan, Mr. Rosales said.
Police were still investigating the attack, but authorities suspected either a family feud or political rivalry could be behind Mr. the violence.
Manamparan is running for deputy mayor of Nunungan, a town with a population of 16,300, while his son Abdul Malik Jr is running for mayor.
The Philippines is to hold mid-term elections on May 13 for half the Senate, all of the House of Representatives and thousands of local officials.
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