Sunday, October 30, 2011

Iligan’s most wanted man killed in clash

The bodies of Bocari Alindo, a notorious criminal gang leader; and his follower in hospital after a clash with policemen in Iligan City in the southern Philippines. (Photo by Merlyn Manos)

ILIGAN CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 30, 2011) – Policemen killed two notorious criminals in running gun battle in the southern Philippine city of Iligan, officials said Sunday.

Officials said one of the slain gunmen was considered Iligan’s most wanted criminal who was facing a string of murder charges. The other remains unidentified, but police the killing of Bocari Alindo have brought a sigh of relief to many residents in the city.

Policemen were serving an arrest warrant to Alindo in the village of Mandulong after they tracked him down in his hideout. But instead of surrendering, Alindo and his group opened fire on the officers and a gun battle ensued. Two of the gunmen were killed and it was unknown how many were able to escape.

There were no reports of casualties on the side of the police and officials said they had recovered revolvers from the slain criminals. (Merlyn Manos)

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