MANILA – Two suspected Islamic State sympathizers were killed in a shootout with police officers and soldiers in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, authorities said Monday.
Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, the province's police chief, said the armed men on board a multi-cab evaded a checkpoint in Isulan, prompting a chase.
Upon reaching the next checkpoint in Tacurong, the fleeing suspects opened fired at the law enforcers manning the area, which resulted in a shootout, Rasco added.
PRO12 Regional Director C/Supt. Eliseo Rasco said they recovered firearms, a black ISIS flag and an improvised explosive device from the suspects at the crime scene. @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS pic.twitter.com/Jd1d54ncz3
— Maan Macapagal (@maan_macapagal) November 19, 2018
The police said it recovered firearms, a black Islamic State flag, and an improvised explosive device from the still unidentified suspects.–report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News