3 soldiers injured in ambush

THREE soldiers were injured when a military truck on the way to its camp were ambushed by a group of unidentified gunmen in Lamitan City, Thursday, May 16.

Colonel Gerry Besana, Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) information officer, said the troops were travelling aboard an MK-37 truck from Lamitan to their patrol base in Barangay Macalang, Al-Barka when unidentified gunmen fired upon them.

Besana declined to release the names of the injured soldiers who are assigned with the Bravo Company of the Army’s 74th Infantry Battalion.

He said the suspects fled as soldiers from the detachment in the village of Sabong quickly responded and reinforced the beleaguered troops.

The incident, he added, is most likely in retaliation to the strict security measures they imposed on election day.

He said the injured soldiers were taken to the Saint Peter’s Hospital in Lamitan City.

He said troops were tracking down the gunmen behind the ambush. (SunStar Philippines)


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