At least 13 people were killed while seven others were wounded in a five-hour gunfight in Maguindanao that ensued after security forces tried to arrest in Sultan Kudarat town members of a group linked to a string of killings.
COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — At least 13 people were killed while seven others were wounded in a five-hour gunfight in Maguindanao that ensued after security forces tried to arrest in
Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, Bangsamoro police director, said Staff Sergeant Elenel Pido, a member of the Special Action Force, was hit in the opening salvo of gunfire as the law enforcers, backed by two armored personnel carriers, approached the Talusan compound along the national highway.
SAFETY SWEEP Troopers of the police Special Action Force secure Barangay Limbo in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, where the clash occurred on Saturday morning. —FERDINANDH CABRERADatu killedIn the course of the gunfight, four more police officers were also hit along with three civilians whose houses were near the Talusan compound.Read more: Inquirer »
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