Five personnel from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were killed while two others were wounded following an ambush incident in Barangay Malna, Kapai, Lanao del Sur on Friday noon.
A police report identified the fatalities as Kenneth Tabulo, Kristine Mae Torlao, Lores Joy Amar, Binzo Dipolla and Diobel Pacinio while those wounded were PDEA agent Rachel Gentapanan and non-uniformed personnel of Tagoloan Municipal Police Station Normina Dicay.
The report said the seven victims were on board a van enroute to Marawi City when the still unidentified suspects fired on them. They came from a program for drug surrenderers at Tagoloan police station.
Personnel from the Tagoloan and Kapai municipal police stations immediately responded to the incident and conducted hot pursuit against the suspects.
Authorities are still conducting an investigation on the incident. — RSJ, GMA News