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6 killed in Cotabato armed encounter

Six persons were killed including a member of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force Wednesday morning in an armed encounter in Aleosan, Cotabato.

Reports from Aleosan Municipal Police revealed that authorities were about to serve a warrant of arrest against Macabuat Salik in Barangay New Panay when they were fired upon by Salik and his four companions at 8:50 a.m.

Authorities said the gun battle lasted half an hour that resulted in the death of the suspects and one member of the raiding team. The report also said that three other SAF members were also wounded.

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