Man transporting IED hurt in shootout outside Cotabato City

A man suspected of trying to bring an improvised explosive device into the city was injured in a shootout with authorities early Thursday, the military said.

In an initial report, the public affairs office of the 6th Infantry Division identified the suspect as Talib Datukali Dingo, based on a Philippine Health Insurance Corporation identification card found in his wallet.

He was intercepted by combined personnel of the 5th Special Forces Battalion and the local police near a bridge at a diversion road in Capiton area that connects Cotabato City to Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

Maj. Arvin Encinas, 6th ID’s public affairs officer, said security personnel asked Dingo, who was on a motorcycle, to pull over for inspection but was forced to shoot him instead when he pulled out a pistol from his waist.

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Source: PhilStar Global

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