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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Gunman killed, cop wounded in Sarangani clash

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- A police team killed a member of a criminal gang in a shootout in Maitum, Sarangani the other day that left a policeman wounded.

Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, director of the Police Regional Office-12, said Saturday the 29-year-old Ricky Tombaga Calicom died instantly from gunshot wounds in different parts of his body.

Policemen were to peacefully arrest Calicom’s two cohorts, Julieto Wata and Maglam Tungkay, both wanted for murder and frustrated murder, in Barangay Tuanadatu, but the operation turned awry when they resisted and opened fire.

Maguindanao schools district supervisor shot dead in Tacurong

TACURONG CITY --- A gunman killed with an assault rifle the district education supervisor of Pandag town in Maguindanao in a daring attack here Monday night.

Javier Kamandi, Sr., district supervisor for Pandag of the education ministry of the Bangsamoro region, died on the spot.

He was on his way home driving his car when his attacker opened fire from a distance.

The suspect had escaped before responding volunteer watchmen could reach the scene.

Vigilant tipsters gave 4 bus bombing suspects away -- Army

CARMEN, North Cotabato - Tipsters led soldiers to the location here of the four bus bombing suspects soldiers killed in an encounter Saturday.

Alleged bus bombers Norodin Hassan, a known senior official of the Dawlah Islamiya, and his henchmen, Abdonilla Hassan and Abdunhaq Hassan, and a still unidentified gunman were killed in a clash with pursuing soldiers in a secluded area here.

Army kills mastermind in Mindanao bus bombing

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Military authorities here announced today the death of the alleged mastermind and companions in the bus bombing in Aleosan, Cotabato during law enforcement operation Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, identified three of the four slain suspects as Norodin Hassan alias Andot, the known leader for military affairs of the Dawlah Islamiya Hassan Group, Abdonillah Hassan alias Don, and Abdonhack Hassan alias Abdon.

Army kills brains of Mindanao Star bombing

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Military authorities here announced today the death of the alleged mastermind and companions in the bus bombing in Aleosan, Cotabato during law enforcement operation Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, identified three of the four slain suspects as Norodin Hassan alias Andot, the known leader for military affairs of the Dawlah Islamiya Hassan Group, Abdonillah Hassan alias Don, and Abdonhack Hassan alias Abdon.

Grenade blast rocks premises of Pikit police outpost

PIKIT, North Cotabato --- Investigators are still clueless on the identity of two men who set off a fragmentation grenade near a roadside police check point here late Thursday.

No one was hurt in the bombing but the strong blast caused panic among villagers.

The two men sped away as the MK2 grenade one of them hurled near the police detachment went off.

The makeshift security outpost is unmanned at nighttime.

The Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade and the North Cotabato provincial police are cooperating in identifying the bombers for prosecution. 

Police, Army still probing on North Cotabato bus bombing

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato --- The police and military are still trying to identify the persons behind Tuesday’s bombing of a passenger bus here that left a child dead and hurt six others.

The management of the Mindanao Star Bus, operating in the Cotabato-Davao route that straddles North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Davao del Sur provinces, said it has not received any extortion demand from any group.

5-year-old boy hurt in bus bombing dies in Cotabato hospital

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato--- The five-year-old child hurt in the bombing of a passenger bus here on Tuesday morning has died in the hospital in Cotabato City, the police said.

The fatality was one of seven passengers injured when a powerful blast ripped through the Mindanao Star Bus carrying them and other passengers while at a stretch of a national highway here.

4 cops wounded in clash with motorcycle thieves recovering 

PIKIT, North Cotabato --- The four policemen wounded in a deadly clash Wednesday morning with suspected motorcycle thieves in Barangay Gokotan here are now out of danger, recuperating in hospital.

Police Lt. Xiart Gatinao, Cpl. James Jay Belonio, the Patrolmen Aden Cocal and Christian Carl Ansing were injured when gunmen shot them with rifles and an M60 machinegun while approaching a yard in Barangay Gokotan where policemen and soldiers found 442 motorcycles.

The recovered motorcycles are now in the custody of the North Cotabato provincial police.

5 dead, 4 wounded in North Cotabato police raid

PIKIT, North Cotabato - Five suspected motorcycle thieves were killed while three policemen and a civilian were hurt in a clash in Barangay Gokotan here on Wednesday morning.

The fatalities - Badrudin Masulot Dalid, the female Arbaya Dalid Panizares, Asraf Dalid Masulot, Bunta Kabantu and a still unidentified male - died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The gunfight reportedly erupted when they opened fire at a joint police-Army team dispatched to validate reports purporting that they are keeping hundreds of motorcycles in Barangay Gokotan here.

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