46 killed, 50 wounded in poll violence

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PNP says a total of 72 election-related incidents have been reported as of May 11

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed that at least 46 people were killed and 50 more were injured in various election-related violence incidents nationwide. 

The PNP said that as of May 11, a total of 72 election-related incidents were reported. This includes shooting incidents, explosions, ambush attacks, harassment, grenade throwing, strafing, and other similar incidents. 

The bulk of election-related incidents were shootings. The PNP said there were a total of 59 shooting incidents. 

The PNP data showed that there were a total of 126 individuals involved in election-related incidents. Elected government officials composed majority of those killed while supporters composed majority of those who were wounded. 

Data showed that some 32 elected officials were killed, 15 were wounded and 13 were unharmed. Among supporters, 10 were killed, 25 were injured and 15 were unharmed. 

Despite this, the PNP still consider the 2013 mid-term polls peaceful. Data from the PNP said there were a total of 176 election-related incidents in 2010, down from 229 incidents recorded in 2007. – Rappler.com

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