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2 suspected ISIS sympathizers killed in Tacurong City shootout

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.

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

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