Philippine police admits 'defects' in hostage rescue team

Philippine police said on Tuesday the assault team which tried to rescue 15 people held on a bus by an ex-police officer was poorly trained and armed.

Philippine police admits 'defects' in hostage rescue team

Philippine police said on Tuesday the assault team which tried to rescue 15 people held on a bus by an ex-police officer was poorly trained and armed and offered condolences to the families of the eight hostages who were killed.

The PNP said in a statement its command group had noted "some observations and defects" in handling the hostage crisis on Monday in Manila, including "inadequate training and competence of the assault team leader" and "inadequate capability, skills, equipment and planning of the assault team".

Other issues included poor handling of negotiations, side issues and events that agitated the hostage-taker, improper crowd control and breakdown of relations with the media.

Reuters


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