Briton killed in Philippines ambush: police

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A British man has been killed in an ambush in the northern Philippines in which his wife was also shot and wounded, police said Wednesday.

Bruce Anthony Jones, described by local police as a ship's captain, was attacked late Monday while he drove with his Filipina wife in a residential district in Angeles City, about two hours north of Manila by road.

Jones's wife was in hospital with a gunshot wound, said Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, the national police spokesman.

No arrests have been made and the motive of the attack was not known, he added.

Police gave no other details.

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