Police major, pals survive Maguindanao ambush
SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO – A police major and his companions survived an ambush in Barangay Calsada, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Saturday, police said on Sunday.
Colonel Arnold Santiago, Maguindanao provincial director, said Major Esmael Madin, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Maguindanao field office and two companions were on board a Toyota Revo heading to Cotabato City when a lone gunman opened fire on them at past 12 noon on Saturday.
Responding police personnel, however, pursued the suspect they identified as Abas Madsig alias Basco at 12:55 pm. Basco, however, resisted arrest and allegedly fired at the lawmen, according to Major Julhamin Asdani, who led the operation. The gunman died on the spot when police returned fire. Major Madin and his companions were unharmed.
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