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NBI initial autopsy: Slain Army intel men sustained 3 to 8 gunshot wounds

/ 07:56 PM July 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — One of the four Army intelligence officers killed in Jolo, Sulu, by policemen sustained eight gunshot wounds while two others had three each.

This was the preliminary findings of the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) autopsy on the bodies of the soldiers who were slain near a police station on the afternoon of June 29.

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Bodies of Maj. Arvin Indamog, Capt. Irwin Managuelod, and Sgt. Eric Velasco were brought to Manila last June 30 for the NBI autopsy. The forensic examination was conducted at the Ilagan Funeral Homes in Paco, Manila

The other victim, Cpl. Abdal Asula, was buried in Sulu in accordance with Muslim tradition.

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“Basta ang (The) gunshot wounds would range from three to eight,” said NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin.

However, he declined to give more details on the result of the forensic examination, which will be submitted to the NBI-Western Mindanao Regional Office (WEMRO).

Meanwhile, a forensic team will be flying to Jolo to investigate the site where the four Army men were killed.

Lavin said the team from Manila will be augmenting investigators from NBI-WEMRO, which has already started conducting its investigation.

NBI was tasked to conduct the probe as agreed upon by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.

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