Elite soldier killed inside pub

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Friday, August 1, 2014


A SOLDIER who belongs to an elite force was killed inside a disco pub in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Friday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, information officer-in-charge of the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9), said the incident took place around 3 a.m. Thursday at Freeway Disco Bar in the village of Laroche, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Samuddin identified the fatality as Corporal (Cpl.) Medel Tabbada, 35, who was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician at the Sindanan District Hospital.

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Samuddin said Tabbada, a member of the Army Special Forces, was the detachment commander in the village of Bucana, Sindangan town.

He said the victim was inside the disco pub when suddenly, an unidentified gunman approach and fatally shot the victim twice.

The suspect took the victim’s handgun and escaped aboard a motorcycle, he added.

Tabbada’s remains were turned over to his commanding officer to be taken to the victim’s residence in Kabacan, North Cotabato.

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