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10 more arrested for gun attacks on Central Highlands commune offices

Ten more people involved in the deadly attacks on two commune offices in Dak Lak Province were arrested Monday and two turned themselves in, taking the number apprehended so far to 39.

10 more arrested for gun attacks on Central Highlands commune offices

To An Xo, the spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security, said Tuesday authorities are looking for the remaining suspects. But “there are no specific statistics” about the number of people wanted for the crimes, he added.

On Sunday morning an unidentified group of people used guns to attack the Ea Tieu and Ea Ktur commune people’s committee offices in Cu Kuin District in the Central Highlands province.

Four police officers, two commune officials and three civilians were killed, and two police officers were injured. There has been no information about any attackers injured or killed.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang and Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang on Monday visited and consoled the families of those killed.

The government has announced a compensation of VND100 million (US$4,260) each to the families of the four deceased police officers.

The two injured policemen will receive VND50 million each.

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