December 4, 2020 (1:49 AM)

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#DATUPIANG. Local Municipal Hall and other public infrastructure are burned in Datu Piang, Maguindanao by ISIS-inspired group, December 4. Photo taken from Facebook user Jnor AD.

Dulawan, Datu Piang’s town proper located in Maguindanao, has been under attack by ISIS-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) which caught Notre Dame of Dulawan, Sta. Teresita church, and a police car on fire, sources say.

Philippine Army Chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana confirms this incident.

Several residents in the area have alerted the public by sharing photos of the fire as well as videos wherein intense exchange of gunshots were heard.

Based on initial investigation, 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central Spokesperson, LTC. Anhouvic Atillano reported that the group of alias “Motorola” was responsible for the said attack.

In the meantime, Sobejana said that the situation in Datu Piang has been controlled by the combined forces of police and military units.

“As of now, we are in control of the town proper,” Sobejana said in a message.

Moreover, Western Mindanao Command Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan said that a BIFF group “harassed” a police station in Datu Piang poblacion at around 11 pm.

“Contained na ng government troops. May nasunog lang na police car, no reported casualties.”

End the silence of the gagged!

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