Philippines probes botched bus raid

Flags fly at half mast as killing of tourists by hijacker is investigated.

    As flags fly at half mast, officials in the Philippines are trying to find out what went wrong with an attempted rescue operation on a hijacked bus full of tourists.

    Eight visitors from Hong Kong died after police attempted to storm a bus commandeered by a disgruntled former police commander, who had been fired from the force.

    A remembrance ceremony was held at the site of the raid, but families of victims are still angry.

    The government has promised a full investigation into the attack, which is the one recent decision on the matter to win broad approval.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Manila.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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