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Student slain in North Cotabato town

PIKIT, NORTH COTABATO –– A still unidentified gunman shot dead a student of the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (CFCST) while entering the school campus in Barangay Batulawan here at 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

Police Captain Mautin Pangandigan, officer-in-charge chief of Pikit police, said Rasul Saaban, 19, a resident of Barangay Talitay here, was on his way to school when the gunman approached and shot him several times, hitting different parts of his body.

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The gunman fled towards Barangay Balatican aboard a motorbike.

Saaban was rushed to the Cruzado Medical Clinic here, where the attending physician pronounced him dead on arrival.

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Esmael Moreno, director of the CFCST Pikit campus, said Saaban was a freshman taking up Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Pangandigan said police recovered from the crime scene five fired cartridges of a caliber .45 pistol./lzb

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