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COMBAT-TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAMS TO TAKE CONTROL MAGUINDANAO


The Philippines has ordered the pullout of 1,000 police officers from a southern province where 57 people were murdered last month to pave the way for an impartial investigation into the massacre after a handful of police officers were linked to the killings, which included 30 local journalists, said Leonardo Espina, spokesman of the Philippine National Police.
  • He said combat-trained law enforcement teams from other parts of the country would be sent to replace the entire police units assigned in several towns under the control of the powerful Ampatuan clan in the southern province of Maguindanao.
  • Hundreds of soldiers took control of two mansions of the Ampatuan family on Wednesday, restricting their movements as state prosecutors rushed to file murder charges against five more members of the family, including the patriarch Andal Ampatuan Sr, suspected of involvement in the killings.
  • The elder Ampatuan has come under investigation after he was linked by witnesses to the massacre because he had ordered the movement of an excavator used in digging pits where bodies and vehicles were buried, police authorities said.
  • Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno has also ordered an audit of public offices under the control of the Ampatuans, while lawmakers wanted the government's anti-money laundering council to freeze the family's bank deposits and other assets.
  • On Tuesday, state prosecutors filed formal murder charges against a member of the Ampatuan family for the massacre in a suspected clan-feud that has stoked tensions ahead of next May's elections.
  • Two members of a civilian militia force were also arrested on Wednesday, with one suspected to be among the gunmen because the rifle seized from him matched some of the bullet casings recovered at the massacre scene, Espina said.
Source: Reuters
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