Names and PHOTOS of Casualties of the 2015 Maguindanao clash
Here are the names and picture of the 44 police officers who perished during the clash.
On 25 January 2015, three platoons of the elite SAF police squad ventured into the guerrilla enclave of Tukanalipao, Mindanao, Philippines. With the goal of detaining high ranking, Jemaah Islamiyah affiliated, improvised explosive device experts Zulkifli Abdhir and Basit Usman.
The SAF troops were then ambushed by a group of MILF militants, suffering heavy casualties and running out of ammunition, a dozen of surviving policemen attempted to withdraw. At the same time rebels belonging to BIFF gathered from nearby villages, immediately engaging the retreating law enforcement agents. The militants overpowered the remaining policemen, later killing the wounded and firing multiple bullets into the corpses of the slain. A total of 49 SAF officers were killed, rebel casualties amounted to at least 5 killed and 10 wounded. According to a government source one of the bomb makers was already arrested when the ambush took place, his whereabouts are currently unknown. – wikipedia