- Sulu cops killed 4 military officers who were on a mission to find the Abu Sayyaf Group suicide bombers
- The four officers were identified to hold the ranks of major, captain, sergeant and corporal
- They were on a Sports Utility Vehicle and when they were accosted by PNP, introduced themselves as members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
- The military has already requested the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the matter and to uphold impartiality
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Sulu cops killed four military officers with ranks of major, captain, sergeant, and corporal, who were on an official mission to locate the suicide bombers of the Abu Sayyaf Group.
They were under a covert operation to find those affiliated with Mundi Sawadjaan, the bombmaker of ASG, and the nephew of ASG subleader Hajan Sawadjaan.
KAMI learned that according to the report of the police, it all started when the Jolo Municipal Police Station and the anti-narcotics agents from the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit saw a Sports Utility Vehicle at around 2:40 p.m. Monday in Brgy. Bus-Bus.
As per MB, the version of the police was when they were accosted, they also introduced themselves as members of the AFP, but they were still asked to proceed to the police station.
According to the police, the SUV sped off, which then prompted a chase, and later, the military officers said to have disembarked with their firearms pointing towards the police officers.
The police allegedly acted in defense, fired at the officers.
However, Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the commander of the Western Command (WesMinCom), is not buying the story as they have received reports that run contrary to the version of the local police.
"Accordingly, they (soldiers) were performing official functions, and apparently they were mistaken as lawless elements," Sobejana said.
He has also asked the NBI to carry out an impartial investigation of the incident.
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In a previous report by KAMI, the Philippine Army Chief also ordered an investigation on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos who was an ex-army gunned down by police at a checkpoint. As per their statement, they also mentioned that the wounds of a soldier are not merely physical but also mental.
The Abu Sayyaf Group is a Jihadist militant and pirate group that creates terror in the hearts of civilians.
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