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Duterte Praises Police After 57 Killed in Drug War Raids

  • Thirty-two suspects killed in Bulacan, 25 people in Manila
  • Duterte happy with death toll, wants more on a daily basis
A relative weeps near the body of a man who was killed following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, early Aug. 17.

A relative weeps near the body of a man who was killed following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines, early Aug. 17.

Photographer: Ezra Acayan/EPA

Philippine police killed at least 57 people over two nights in a series of frenzied raids against suspected drug dealers that began Tuesday.

Police shot dead 25 people in Manila from Wednesday morning to Thursday, while 32 people were killed in Bulacan province north of the capital in similar anti-drug operations on Tuesday. The raids marked three of the bloodiest days in Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.