1 police officer dead, 5 wounded in Maguindanao blast

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 01 2018 01:58 AM

A policeman was killed while five others were wounded in an explosion in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao on Sunday.

According to investigators, Shariff Aguak municipal police officers were conducting a mobile patrol when an explosion hit their vehicle.

SP04 Max Kaibat was killed while those wounded were: P03 Jalison Abdullah, P01 Archie Ansare Amelista, Ricardo Almonia, P01 Alimodin Nuphay and P01 Zainoden Abdullah.

The injured were brought to the Maguindanao Integrated Provincial Hospital while clearing operations and an investigation are ongoing.

Authorities believe members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were behind the incident.