Suspect in Maguindanao massacre killed in clash with cops


MANILA, Philippines—A suspect in the infamous Maguindanao massacre was killed and several people were injured when he and his companions allegedly shot it out with authorities in an attempt to evade arrest, police said.

Senior Superintendent Rodelio Jocson, Maguindanao provincial director, identified the suspect as Datu Dainga Ampatuan, who was killed in a nearly six-hour fire fight in Kuloy village, Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao that started around 10 a.m.

Jocson said six police officers, including himself, sustained leg injuries.

Dainga had a P250,000 bounty for his arrest.

Jocson also said 12 high-powered firearms were confiscated.

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  • Pulis Na Pogi

    matapang talaga si jocson…

  • JasonBieber

    It is getting ridiculous that news about the Maguindanao massacre keep coming up but the one news that never is shown is justice for the victims and their families. The case is yet to start so any conviction is far as well.

    How can the Philippine government be able to impeach a Chief Justice so fast but yet can’t convict people involved in a massacre?

  • disqusted0fu

    3 years and counting… This Maguindanao massacre case is only getting worse. Instead of the case coming to a close, arresting the murderers and serving justice to the victims, more people just get hurt or die while the massacre masterminds are still enjoying their freedom. What is it with the Aquino administration and things that have to do with lives of the Filipinos? Why don’t they act on it?

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