Talumpa had been the target of at least two previous assassination attempts. In May, he won his mayoral position in a hotly contested election that left sixty people dead.
Herminio Coloma, Jr., head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, announced "We condemn this blatant act of violence that has killed an innocent bystander and imperiled the safety of citizens in the airport." President Benigno S. Aquino III promised to bring those responsible to justice. The gunman fled the airport on a motorbike and escaped.
Friday's airport attack also injured five people.
[The Times of India]
[Los Angeles Times]
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