(UPDATE) 3 killed as prisoner attempts jailbreak in Zambo Norte
(The Philippine Star) - August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Three people, including a jail guard, were killed, while eight others were wounded in an attempted jail break in southern Philippines last night, local police said today.

A detainee at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, allegedly grabbed the firearm of a jail officer who was escorting another detainee back to the cell and shot him dead at around 8:00 p.m., Zamboanga Regional Police Office said.

The Siocon Police and troops from the Philippine Army responded to the incident and a shootout occurred resulting to the death of two detainees, both with murder case.

A police, two jail officers and three detainees were wounded in the incident, while another cop and a detainee were hit by splinters.

All wounded victims were brought to Siocon District Hospital for medical treatment, Zamboanga police said, adding that investigation into the incident has been ongoing.  


 

BUREAU OF JAIL MANAGEMENT AND PENOLOGY JAIL NORTE PHILIPPINE ARMY POLICE SIOCON SIOCON DISTRICT HOSPITAL SIOCON POLICE XINHUA ZAMBOANGA ZAMBOANGA REGIONAL POLICE OFFICE
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