TALAKAG, Bukidnon (UPDATE) — A police officer was killed while a ranking official survived an attack on their convoy Wednesday morning here, authorities said.
Police Cpl. Rowel Sumaylo, a member of the Bukidnon 1st Police Mobile Force, was killed when unidentified gunmen strafed their convoy in Barangay Tikalaan-Dominorog here.
Three other police officers were hurt, while Police Brig. Gen. Joselito Salido, deputy chief of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations in Eastern Mindanao, survived the attack.
Salido was on his way to an inspection of police officers when the attack happened. He was unscathed and brought to a neighboring village.
Police said it set up checkpoints to catch the gunmen.