Cop, civilian killed in Maguindanao blast, ambush

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 10 2020 12:28 AM

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindao- A policeman and a civilian were killed while 4 other Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel were wounded after an explosion followed by an ambush in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Thursday night.

According to a report, a loud explosion transpired near the Maguindanao Provincial Police Office.

Right after the blast, a team from PNP’s Provincial Mobile Force Battalion responded in the area but they were ambushed by unidentified perpetrators.

The Police Regional Office-BARMM confirmed that a cop with a rank of Police Master Sergeant and a civilian died in the incident.

The wounded policemen were rushed to the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital for treatment.

The PNP has yet to identify the motive and the group behind the incident.