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Kuratong member killed

An Army reservist who is a suspected member of the Kuratong Baleleng and Dragon Group was killed in an encounter with policemen who were serving a warrant of arrest against him in his home in Barangay Carmen Annex, Ozamiz City Thursday.

Chief Supt. Agripino G. Javier, Philippine National Police Regional Office 10 chief, identified the suspect as Anthony Theodore Z. Tamparong, a reserve Army first lieutenant of the 903rd Community Defense Group based in Camp Dominguez, Sinacaban, Misamis Oriental.

Javier said police arrived to serve a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Illegal Possession of Firearms) against Tamparong in his home when he ran and retrieved his caliber .45 pistol from his bedroom and fired upon the lawmen.

Police returned fire and killed the suspect. (Francis T. Wakefield)

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