Manhunt on for killers of MILF commander in Maguindanao

Manhunt on for killers of MILF commander in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Police and military forces are jointly hunting down two men who ambushed and killed a former field commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Datu Hofer, Maguindanao, Wednesday afternoon.

Lieutenant Billy Fontanilla, Datu Hofer town police chief, identified the victim as commander Iskak Amil, 59, the former head of the MILF 105th Base Command in the area.

Amil was on board a motorbike driven by a subordinate when gunmen positioned on both sides of the road in Barangay Tuayan Mother, opened fire at past 4 p.m.

He died on the spot. The gunmen spared his driver.

Responding police found empty shells of M14 and M16 rifles at the ambush site.

Amil was locked in a “rido” or clan war with another Moro family in Datu Hofer town, police said. (PNA)

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