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Cop wounded in Basilan ambush

  • Written by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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A policeman was wounded in an ambush perpetrated by unidentified suspects the other day in Lantawan, Basilan.

Taken to the nearest hospital for treatment was PO1 Anwar Batah Amber, of the Lantawan Municipal Police Station.
   
The incident occurred at around 1:15 p.m. in  Sitio Crossing, Bgy. Bulan Bulan, Lantawan.
   
Initial investigation showed that the victim was on board a Toyota Innova marked vehicle driven by PO1 Nasser Mohammad on their way back to the police station  after conducting Tokhang when the incident happened.
   
The report said upon reaching Sitio Crossing, Bgy. Bulan Bulan, the armed men strafed their vehicle with bullets.
   
A firefight ensued that lasted for at least 10 minutes, wounding Batah. The suspects then fled.