Philippine police lower death toll in drugs war to below 2,300



Philippine police have said nearly 2,300 people have died in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs since July, down from an earlier estimate of 3,600, after investigations into the near-daily killings.
"Not all (the deaths) are related to the war on drugs," Philippine National Police spokesman Dionardo Carlos told Reuters late on Wednesday.
He added 1,566 drug suspects were killed in police operations and 722 deaths were still under investigation or had been already investigated.
Police had provided Reuters with data on Oct. 5 showing 3,652 people had died since Duterte... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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