Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office reported to PCSUPT ELISEO TAM RASCO, RD PRO 12 regarding the Law Enforcement Operation they were conducted at about 2:30 in the morning of November 19, 2018 at Kapingkong road, Brgy EJC Montilla, Tacurong City.
The operation was conducted by Joint elements of RID12, Tacurong CPS, Isulan MPS, SKPPO, RMFB12 and JTF Talakudong, Phil. Army against the slain and still identified suspects believed to be members of ISIS inspired group..
Prior to the operation, an Information was recieved by SKPPO which was immediately disseminated to Security Forces in the area stating therein that an IED will be transported within the areas of Tacurong City and Municipality of Isulan repectively.
PNP and AFP personnel who were manning Checkpoints were immediately informed and further to stablished and strictly implemented.
The suspects who were riding/ on board a Multicab color gray hesitated to passed by a Checkpoint in Isulan and made a sudden U-turn when called there attention and fled towards Tacurong City. Upon passing the Regional Mobile Force Battalion ( EMFB ) 12 checkpoint , Suspects fired towards the police officers manning the said checkpoint that prompted the joint security forces to chase the said multicab.
Upon reaching Kapingkong road, at Tacurong City, suspects were cornered and a firefight ensued that resulted to their death.
SOCO conducted crime scene processing that resulted to the recovery of:
– one (1) 9mm berretta pistol bearing the name of the PNP,.
– one (1) KG9 ,and assorted ammunitions .
-one (1) unit Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
– one (1) black ISIS Flag
Sultan Kudarat EOD Team successfully disrupted the said IED at about 4:30 in the morning of same date