Auxiliary cop wounded, 5 unscathed in gun attack

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A MEMBER of the Special Police Auxiliary Unit (SPAU) was wounded while five other were unscathed in a gun attack by bandits in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Norte.

The Zamboanga del Norte police said the incident took place around 7:20 a.m. Thursday at Sitio Codugon in the village of Balas, Labason town.

Wounded was SPAU member of Labason town, Salvador Clata, who was rushed to Dipolog City for medical treatment, the police said.

The police, however, did not identify Clata’s five companions.

Investigation showed the victims were eating breakfast and busy tending their copra drier when a group of bandits, allegedly led by Omar Arasi, appeared and shot them, the police said.

Recovered from the crime scene were 18 empty shells of M16 Armalite rifle, 13 empty shells for M14 rifle, 10 empty shells for Garand rifle and an empty shell for 12 gauge shotgun.

A follow up operation was launched aimed to arrest the culprits, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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