Three members of a barangay peacekeeping action team (BPAT) from Buluan, Maguindanao were killed while another was injured. The incident happened Monday morning of election day as they were assisting a polling precinct.
An official report from the 16th Military Intelligence Company (MICO) said that the gun attack happened at the back of Pilot Elementary School in Buluan. The four BPAT members were on official duty.
The unidentified gunmen were onboard two white vans. MICO’s report detailed that the BPAT members were allegedly supporters of reelectionist Buluan Mayor Babydats Mangudadatu.
This incident just came after the grenade explosions near the town hall of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao.