Girl, 8, among 17 dead in Manila shoot-out: police

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons

Up to 17 people including four bystanders were killed in a police shoot-out with armed men toting assault rifles and a grenade launcher in a Manila suburb, police and news reports said.

Metro Manila police chief Leopoldo Bataoil said the shoot-out took place as police were following a gang on their way to rob a warehouse in the suburb of Paranaque late Friday.

“They appear to have gone berserk after discovering they were surrounded. They fired left and right at police who were trying to block them,” using grenade launchers and rifles, Bataoil said….

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