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16 arrested in deadly armed group attack on Vietnam police stations

16 arrested in deadly armed group attack on Vietnam police stations

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 20:39 GMT+7
16 arrested in deadly armed group attack on Vietnam police stations
Some suspects of the armed attack are seized by police officers in Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. Photo: CANDO

Sixteen suspects had been seized as of 4:30 pm on Sunday for their alleged involvement in an armed group attack that killed and injured several police officers as well as local residents earlier in the day in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, confirmed a police official.

According to Lieutenant General To An Xo, spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security, the police and relevant forces in Dak Lak Province are hunting for the remaining suspects, who were among dozens of armed people that gunned down a number of police officers and locals at two police stations in Ea Tieu and Ea Ktur Communes of Cu Kuin District.

The forces also rescued two of the three local people held hostage in the fatal armed attack, while the third managed to escape from the armed attackers on his own.

Earlier in the day, on being notified of the attack, the ministry directed the provincial police and relevant units to take urgent measures to seize the armed group, while calling on locals in Cu Kuin and neighboring localities to stay calm and follow the instructions of authorities.

Xo added that those who have information on the armed group should contact the nearest police station.

The police and military forces cordon off the scene of a fatal armed group attack against local police stations in Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, June 11, 2023. Photo: T.X. / Tuoi Tre

The police and military forces cordon off the scene of a fatal armed group attack against local police stations in Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, June 11, 2023. Photo: T.X. / Tuoi Tre

The scene of a fatal armed group attack against the police station of Ea Tieu Commune, Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province on June 11, 2023. Photo: CANDO

The scene of a fatal armed group attack against the police station of Ea Tieu Commune in Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province, June 11, 2023. Photo: CANDO

A map detailing the location of the fatal armed group attack in Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, June 11, 2023. Photo: Ngoc Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A map detailing the location of the fatal armed group attack in Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, June 11, 2023. Photo: Ngoc Thanh / Tuoi Tre

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