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2 die as cops raid house of Maguindanao vice mayor

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Two people were killed when police raided the house of a Maguindanao vice mayor tagged in President Duterte’s list of narco-politicians.

Lawyer Marvin Mokamad, legal counsel of Vice Mayor Ottoh Montawal of Datu Montawal town of  Maguindanao, said in a radio interview that a shootout ensued between the armed security escorts of the vice mayor and the police when the latter arrived past 3 a.m. Thursday reportedly to serve search warrants.

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Two of Montawal’s security personnel were reportedly killed and another was injured and was rushed to the hospital.

Montawal who was listed as among the narco-politicians in Maguindanao repeatedly denied involvement in illegal drugs.

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Search operation is still going on as of posting./lzb

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