Divisonal Commander, Keithon King, this morning confirmed that a shootout in the Marudi mining area in Region Nine has left two persons dead.
The incident occurred around 18.30 hrs last night.
While the deceased have not been identified, the commander said that a Brazillian gold miner and a suspected bandit were killed.
Based on information received, four gunmen stormed the businessman’s camp last night to rob him. The miner allegedly opened fire, killing one of the gunmen before he was gunned down.
The other three bandits allegedly raided the camp before escaping.
Investigation is ongoing.


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