A wanted B’laan bandit was killed when they encountered with police authorities in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur Friday, April 6.
The dead bandit was identified as Ariel Saluntay, said to be the most wanted leader of B’laan bandits in the said area.
Elements of the Kiblawan Police were conducting hot pursuit operation in Barangay Tacul when they encountered Saluntay’s group.
Recovered from the scene were one .45 caliber pistol and an amulet. Two other bandits were said to have been wounded from the said encounter.
A day earlier, a 5-year old boy was killed while another one was wounded when unidentified armed men fired at the residence of one Alan Pandoy in the same barangay.