3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

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IED BLAST. Three cops are injured in Mamasapano, Maguindanao after an improvised explosive device went off. Photo courtesy of Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac/PNP

An improvised explosive device attached to a police vehicle goes off in Mamasapano, Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — At least 3 policemen were injured on Tuesday, May 9, after an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a police vehicle exploded in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

The 3 cops, all members of the Rajah Buayan municipal police office, were on board a Mahindra jeep on their way to the provincial headquarters for a conference at around 10:15 am when the IED exploded in Sitio Paso, Barangay Manongkang.

The 3 injured cops were rushed to the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital.

They were identified as the following:

  • PO3 Harim Ampatuan
  • PO3 Ali Malik
  • PO1 Norudin Olympian

The incident is still being investigated, according to Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) police regional director Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac.


  by Rappler.com