4 soldiers shot dead by police in Sulu

Four soldiers boarding a private vehicle in front of Jolo Central Fire Station in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 2:26pm today, June 29 were shot dead by policemen, Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) Western Mindanao Command confirmed evening of June 29.

“We are yet to establish the motive of the police,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

“We also requested the NBI to investigate to ensure impartiality. We don’t want any escalation of hostilities out of the incident. Our interest is to know the facts and give justice,” the WESMINCOM chief added.

The command also appealed to the public “not to sensationalize the incident through the social media or any other means. We will wait for the investigation to be completed.”