A POLICE officer was killed and another was hurt in an ambush in Motiong, Samar Monday, March 11.
Police Senior Superintendent Dante Novicio, director of Samar Police Provincial Office, identified the slain policeman as Police Officer 3 (PO3) Glenn Meniano while the wounded was Police Officer 1 (PO1) Jane Abejar.
The ambush incident occurred around 7 a.m. while members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Motiong were onboard their Mahindra Mobile patrol car along the Maharlika highway at Barangay 1 in the town.
Police said a group of still unidentified gunmen onboard another vehicle waylaid them using M16 rifles.
The ambush caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into the highway guardrail barrier, followed by the explosion of the mobile patrol car.
Police are conducting a hot pursuit operation against still unidentified suspects. (SunStar Philippines)