MANILA

BIFF fighters attack police station, torch police car

MAGUINDANAO. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) members torch a police car in Datu Piang, Maguindanao Thursday night, December 3, 2020. (PNP)

AROUND 50 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked a police station and torched a police car in Datu Piang, Maguindanao Thursday night, December 3, 2020.

In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command said the BIFF fighters overran the police station at around 11 p.m. after noticing that it was unguarded.

No casualties were reported.

“Our troops immediately responded to clear the area. Accordingly, the BIFF left the area after they burned the PNP patrol car,” Wesmincom said.

“At present, our troops are in the area and in control of the situation,” it added.

Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., Wesmincom commander, said the incident was an isolated case.

A joint investigation by the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines is underway. (SunStar Philippines)


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