Arafat Bulacon Cell, Sub Leader, under Maguid Group of Dawlah Islamiyah, and five others were killed while two cops were wounded in an armed encounter in Polomolok, Province of South Cotabato on November 13, 2020.

On November 13, 2020, at about 5:30 AM, joint elements of South Cotabato Police Provincial Office, Polomolok Municipal Police Station, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 12, under the supervision of PBGEN MICHAEL JOHN F DUBRIA, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 12, Special Action Force Battalion, and 601st Brigade, Philippine Army, encountered an undetermined number of armed lawless elements in Brgy. Koronadal Proper, Polomolok, South Cotabato, while conducting Law Enforcement Security Operation (LESO) on COPLAN MATUTUM and to serve a Warrant of Arrest with Criminal Case No. 19-5127 for the crime of Murder against Arafat Bulacon a.k.a Maula and five other members.

The said encounter resulted in the death of six suspects namely: Arafat Pataran Bulacon; Mananding Insag Marot; Rusdy L Sadalao; Norman Insag Marot; Arsag Insag Marot; and Abdulbayan Insag Marot; and the wounding of two PNP-SAF personnel and are now recuperating in one of the medical facility in the said area.

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