Two voters killed in Maguindanao del Norte shooting on election day October 30,2023 - 06:33 PM

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Police awaiting the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) at the crime scene where two voters and supporters of a local candidate were killed at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in front of Bugawas Elementary School in Barangay Bugawas, Datu Odin Sinsuat town of Maguindanao del Norte. PHOTO BY FERDINANDH CABRERA

MANILA, Philippines — Two voters were killed while three others were wounded in a Maguindanao del Norte shooting on Monday morning, police said.

Brigadier General Allan Nobleza, regional director of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s police office, said the shooting occurred in Datu Sinsuat town’s Barangay Bugawas at around 6:00 a.m.

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“May isa lang hong insidente kaninang umaga, six o’clock in the morning, the shooting incident in Barangay Bugawas, Datu Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte wherein two victims, dalawang biktima ang namatay at tatlo ‘yung wounded,” Nobleza said over radio dwPM.

(The lone shooting at six o’clock in the morning in Barangay Bugawas, Datu Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte left two dead and three wounded.)

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Asked if the incident is related to the ongoing Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Election or BSKE, Nobleza said: “Opo sir, kasi po boboto ‘yung mga victims na ito nang mangyari ang pamamaril.”

(Yes, sir, because these victims were going to vote when the shooting happened.)

Nobleza said the police identified the suspects, and a pursuit operation is underway.


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