7 soldiers hurt, ambushed by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan-A A +A
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
MANILA -- Seven government soldiers were injured in an ambush by Abu Sayyaf rebels in Basilan province Tuesday morning, an Army (PA) official said.
Major Harold Cabunoc, Army spokesman, said the injured soldiers are members of the 12th Scout Ranger Company who were ambushed at Amaloy-Bohe Pahu in Ungkaya Pukan town around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The wounded soldiers were brought to Camp Navarro Hospital through a chopper.
Pursuit operations against the rebels have been directed by Colonel Charlie Galvez, 104th Brigade commander.
Galvez suspects that the incident was "a handiwork of the spoilers" of the ongoing peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Also on Tuesday, one soldier was killed while 13 others were injured when suspected New People's Army rebels detonated a roadside bomb in Lupon, Davao Oriental around 12:30 a.m., Cabunoc said.
The injured victims are now in safe condition in a hospital. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)