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02 mai 2020 | 20h56 UTC

Philippines: Unidentified gunmen kill police officers outside Polomolok (South Cotabato province) April 29

Philippines Alerte de sécurité

Unidentified gunmen kill two police officers outside Polomolok (South Cotabato province) on April 29; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/5/2020, 12h00 until 3/5/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Polomolok (South Cotabato province)

Event

Unidentified gunmen killed two police officers in an ambush outside of Polomolok (South Cotabato province) on Wednesday, April 29. At least seven assailants attacked four officers as they traveled through the village of Koronadal before fleeing the scene. Operations aimed at apprehending the attackers are ongoing as of Saturday, May 2. It is remains unclear whether the attack is linked to local militancy; however, police stated that the suspects could be associated with local criminal groups involved in illicit drug trafficking.

Further attacks are possible in the area over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in the southern Philippines are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant and criminal activity, anticipate continued military operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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