The assassin pushes through a crowd of Filipinos walking alongside a white SUV to shoot his handgun through the car’s open passenger seat window at point blank range — and then empties his clip on the other side.

His targets? Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni, a Wahhabi Saudi preacher wanted dead by the Islamic State, and Sheikh Turki Assaegh, a religious attaché at the Saudi embassy in Manila. Both of them sustained multiple gunshots but survived their attempted murders.

The shooting, which took place Tuesday night in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga, came shortly after the Islamic State placed the Wahhabi preacher on a hit list published in the latest edition of its monthly English-language magazine, Dabiq.

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