1 hurt as cops clash with armed men in Abra | Inquirer News

1 hurt as cops clash with armed men in Abra

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 04:19 PM October 09, 2023

Abra ambush


BAGUIO CITY — Police in Abra province engaged a group of armed men in a gun battle early Monday, Oct. 9, leaving one injured, authorities said.

A report from the Abra police said personnel of the Bucay Municipal Police Station and the 2nd Police Mobile Force Company were conducting a mobile patrol at Sitio Nagsangalan in Barangay Layugan, Bucay town, when they chanced upon five armed men at 12:35 a.m.


A firefight ensued, and one of the armed men was wounded, police said.


The injured was later identified as Romnick Balmaceda, a resident of Barangay Calumbaya in Dolores town, also in Abra.

Balmaceda was taken to a nearby clinic, while his companions managed to escape toward a forest.

No one among the policemen suffered injuries.

Recovered from the site were two loaded M16 rifles, six rifle magazines with ammunition, 120 pieces of live bullets, and 37 spent cartridges.

Personnel of the nearby Manabo police station and the Police Regional Mobile Force Battalion responded and began the clearing and pursuit operations. INQ



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