Three people, including a suspected Muslim militant, were shot dead by Philippine police and three other arrested in a raid Thursday linked to a deadly blast outside the legislature.
The blast on Tuesday killed a Muslim lawmaker, Rep. Wahab Akbar, and three other people. Police said they suspect it was an assassination or revenge because Akbar had suspected links with al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants, then backed military attacks against them.
Police officers and army intelligence operatives were trying to serve an arrest warrant when they were fired upon by a suspected Abu Sayyaf militant, Pakir Said, said metropolitan Manila police chief Geary Barias.
They shot back, killing the suspect and two others, including a woman. Three other men inside the house in suburban Quezon City, about a kilometer (half a mile) from the House of Representatives, surrendered and were taken in, Barias said.