Army troopers kill 3 suspected lawless elements in Davao del Sur

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 18 – Troopers from the Philippine Army's 27th Infantry Battalion killed three members of a suspected lawless group during an encounter in Sitio Aliong, Barangay Kinglawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur Thursday morning.

Lt. Col. Noel Alexis Bravo, the unit commander, said that his men were checking for the reported presence of heavily-armed men in the area when the suspects fired at them at around 6 a.m.

He added that his men retaliated and killed three of the group, while their companions managed to escape.

Bravo said the government forces sustained no casualties during the brief firefight.

The 27th Infantry Battalion commander said they are still determining the identities of the slain brigands, believed to be responsible for several crime incidents in the area. (PNA)

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