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                MAGUINDANAO - Joint intelligence efforts of the RID PRO BAR, 1404th Regional Mobile Force Company, Rajah Buayan MPS, FS-EM, 3012nd AISS, 300 AISW, MAPIO/DI, and National Intelligence Coordinating Agency successfully arrested high valued individuals affiliated with Daulah Islamiyah Hassan Terrorist Group during a law enforcement operation at Barangay Zapakan, Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao on February 4, 2021.

            One of the suspects was identified as Rasul Dubpaleg, a NICA Target Listed No. 3 of Daulah Islamiyah Hassan Group. Rasul is a son of Den Dubpaleg and a core group of Daulah Islamiyah Terrorist Group, BIFF Karialan and Bungos Faction. Suspect Rasul was involved in two (2) bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; one (1) bombing in Midsayap, North Cotabato; and the South Seas bombing in Cotabato City. His cohort was identified as Bhadz Dubpaleg.

            Report from Maguindanao Police Provincial Office disclosed that operating units successfully served the Warrant of Arrest against Rasul for Complex Crime of Murder (3 counts) with Multiple Frustrated Murder issued by Presiding Judge, RTC 12th Judicial Region, Branch 19, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat dated November 23, 2018.

               Further report stated that while the operating units were traversing back to Maguindanao Police Provincial Office, the arrested suspects grab the firearms of the police escorts that caused a commotion and resulted to gunshot injuries of the two suspects. Injured persons were immediately brought to IPHO Maguindanao for Medical Treatment but were declared Dead on Arrival (DOA) by the attending physician.

            Meanwhile, Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director, PRO BAR lauded the operating units reiterating that PRO BAR is determined to eradicate criminals and terrorists in the Bangsamoro region.

            “The arrest of these suspects who were linked to Local Terrorist Group -Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters is a great help in our fight against terrorism. Rest assured that Team PRO BAR, together with the other agencies of the government, will do our best to arrest other rebels hiding in Bangsamoro Region,” PBGen Rodriguez stated.

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