A police officer was killed while 5 others were hurt after an ambush Friday afternoon in Libutan village, Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

Suspected members of the New People’s Army detonated an anti-personnel mine on the roadside striking a police car driving around the area 2:53 p.m. on Friday, according to the initial report that arrived at the Police Regional Office 8 (Eastern Visayas)

Onboard the patrol car were seven policemen from public safety force based in Eastern Samar.

The ambush resulted in the death of Patrolman Mike Rama. Other policemen with Rama inside the patrol car were rushed to the nearest hospital after suffering serious injuries. 

The police have not released the names of the other victims. (RJ Espartinez)