Two suspected members of the Dawlah Isamiya and who were allegedly responsible for a series of bombings in Central Mindanao were killed after they reportedly tried to escape in Maguindanao on Thursday.
According to police, Rasul Dubpaleg and Bhadz Dubpaleg were earlier arrested by authorities in Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao around 10 a.m.
Police said the two tried to wrest the guns of their arresting officers while they were being transported to the Maguindanao Police Provincial Office.
Both suspects were immediately brought to the Maguindanao Integrated Provincial Health Office for treatment, but were later pronounced dead.
They were allegedly affiliated with the Dawlah Islamiya Hasan Group and were core members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter Karialan-Bungos Faction.
The suspects were being sought for their involvement in four bombing incidents: two in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; one in Midsayap North Cotabato; and at the Southseas Mall in Cotabato City. -Ma. Angelica Garcia/NB, GMA News