Outpost commander killed

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


AN OUTPOST commander of the Army Special Forces was killed in an accidental firing incident in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Sunday.

The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office reported that the incident took place around 8:42 p.m. Friday at the Riverine Detachment at Sitio Gusa in the village of Calatunan, Sindangan town.

The police identified the fatality as Private First Class Rodel Alingal, 30. He died on the spot.

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Investigation showed that Alingal accidentally squeezed the trigger while cleaning his caliber .45 pistol inside his room at the detachment, the police said.

Alingal was hit on the left side of his head that caused his untimely death, the police added.

Aingal’s body was turned over to his relatives. He was a resident of Tupilac, R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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