3 drug sus­pects killed

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

MANILA—Philip­pine po­lice have killed three drug sus­pects in a shootout, of­fi­cials said Sun­day, the lat­est such deaths af­ter the elec­tion of tough anti-crime fire­brand Ro­drigo Duterte as pres­i­dent. A spate of re­cent crim­i­nal killings by po­lice has spiked fears of a extra-ju­di­cial crack­down in the coun­try af­ter in­com­ing leader Duterte vowed to stamp out crime by all means nec­es­sary. Po­lice were called to the home of a sus­pected drug dealer on the tiny is­land of Bana­con in cen­tral Philippines before dawn Satur­day when gun­fire broke out be­tween the sus­pect and po­lice, leav­ing the ac­cused and three as­so­ciates in­jured.—APP

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