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Policeman damage in Sulu ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY: One policeman was wounded in an ambush within the southern Philippine province of Sulu on Friday night, a report mentioned.

According to the report, armed males attacked a police patrol within the village of Tagbak in Indanan and wounded a member of the 1402nd Regional Mobile Force Battalion. At least six policemen, led by Pat. Sanaani Julmunir, have been contained in the patrol automobile and headed to Maimbung city once they have been ambushed at round 7:30 p.m.

Police have recognized the wounded solely by his rank and title as Pat. Ibrahim, who was rushed to a hospital within the capital city of Jolo about 15 kilometers away.

There was no report of enemy casualties, however safety forces have been instantly deployed within the city to hunt the ambushers.

“Upon receipt of the knowledge, components of [the] Indanan municipal police station, led by Maj. Edwin Sapa, the chief of police; Special Action Force, First and Second Provincial Mobile Force Companies, Maimbung police station, Regional Mobile Force Battalion; and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) [counterparts] proceeded to the realm to bolster. But the suspects fled towards [an] unknown course upon seeing the responding group. Furthermore, an ongoing clearing operation and scorching pursuit is [being] carried out,” the police report mentioned.

The motive of the assault was not instantly recognized, and no particular person or group has claimed duty for the ambush.

However, the pro-Islamic State group, Abu Sayyaf, was recognized to be actively working in Indanan city though it was unclear whether or not the group had something to do with the assault.

The ambush had damaged the tranquility within the province whose financial system was recovering from the crunch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sulu has solely had 25 lively coronavirus circumstances.

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