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Village exec hurt, driver killed in Basilan ambush

TIMRA Reports • 20:30 PM Mon Apr 3, 2023
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By: 
Teofilo Garcia,Jr.
AMBUSH. A village chief and his two companions are wounded while his driver was killed in an ambush in Lamitan City, Basilan province, on Monday afternoon (Photo from Ronda del Basilan Radio)

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A village official and two others were wounded while the official’s driver was killed in an ambush in a remote area in Basilan province, a top police official said Monday.

Lt. Col. Arlan Delumpines, Lamitan City police chief, said the incident occurred around 3:50 p.m. in Barangay Maloong San Jose.

Delumpines identified the slain driver as Omar Akirin, who died on the spot.

Wounded were Robert Jalal, village chief of Simbangon, and his companions, Akil Nasala and Sali Muslimin.

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