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Military says gunmen in attack on Misamis Occidental cops linked to unidentified politician

/ 10:23 PM July 09, 2020

ISABELA CITY, Basilan—The armed men who attacked policemen at a quarantine checkpoint in Concepcion town, Misamis Occidental province are being linked to a former politician, who has not been named.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, head of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, said a report from the field said the gunmen were armed followers of a former town councilor.

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Sobejana said at least 10 armed men fired at policemen as they were setting up a checkpoint around 8 a.m.

Gunfight erupted, wounding four policemen who are now in stable condition in a hospital in Ozamiz City.

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The wounded policemen were Corporals Marvin Intong and Leo Gumisad, SSgt. Larry Millan and Patrolwoman Richel Tanola.

Sobejana said the military was helping determine the motive for the attack.

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