Cop hurt in shootout with alleged MILF members

Posted at 02/18/2014 7:28 PM | Updated as of 02/18/2014 7:28 PM

MANILA-- A member of the police Special Action Force was hurt in a shootout with alleged members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Brgy. Daliao, Maasim, Sarangani early Tuesday morning.

Policemen went to Brgy. Daliao where an MILF member wanted for bombing incidents, Mohammad Maguid, alias 'Maguid' and his troops were allegedly staying.

They were supposed to serve a search warrant when the rebels fired on them.

The shootout lasted for almost 30 minutes.

PO1 Chester Diwan was wounded while some rebels were arrested. Maguid was able to escape.

Authorities believe that he was responsible for attacks in Sarangani and similar other bombing incidents in 2008.

He was arrested in 2009 but escaped from jail in 2010. -- report from Francis Canlas, ABS-CBN News SOKSARGEN