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Gov’t forces kill 2 fugitives, nab 3 others in Zamboanga del Norte clash

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Two individuals with pending warrants of arrest were killed and three others were arrested in a law enforcement operation in Zamboanga del Norte, police said Wednesday.

The joint operating troops from the military and police encountered about seven suspected lawless elements in Brgy. Malambuhangin in Siocon Tuesday, June 19.

The firefight, which lasted for 15 minutes, resulted in the death of two suspects, who have both pending warrants of arrest for murder.

Meanwhile, the three other arrested suspects and recovered pieces of evidence from the crime scene were turned over to Siocon Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.