Monday, August 14, 2017

Bataan police holds anti-terrorism exercise

From the Philippine News Agency (Aug 14): Bataan police holds anti-terrorism exercise

Members of the Police Public Safety Company (PPSC), Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT), Bomb Squad and the Abucay police conducted Sunday an anti-terrorism simulation exercise as part of the preparation strategy to combat terrorism and other criminal groups.

"This is part of the continuing drill on the preparedness of the police station against the possible attack of any criminal group," explained Police Inspector Eric Manuel, Abucay deputy police chief.

SPO2 Roy Castillo of the PPSC briefed the participants before the drill.

During the simulation exercise, five local terrorists "died" as they tried to "attack" the police station here.

On board a car, the armed men, one in police uniform, approached the closed front gate of the police station and told police officers they were there on inspection.

Police officers on duty asked for a “password” but instead, the armed men opened fire.

Two police officers bravely stood their ground and fired back, hitting one of the terrorists. By this time, the deputy police chief already called for reinforcement.

Another terrorist aimed to throw a hand grenade but was also slain.

Three remaining armed men then escaped on board their car but in a checkpoint put up by responding government troops a few meters before the Roman Superhighway, they were flagged down.

The armed men, instead of surrendering, fought back but in the process were slain by the more superior lawmen.

The Abucay deputy police chief said the exercise is regularly being held in all police stations in the province as per directive of Police Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo, Jr., Bataan police director.

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