Terrorists slay 2 soldiers

THREE persons including two soldiers and one civilian were wounded in a terror attack perpetrated by suspected members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) the other day in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

The civilian victim identified as Abdulkarim Abdulgani and two members of the 40th Infantry Battalion and 3rd Light Armor Company were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo said the attack occurred at around 10 p.m. in an Army’s detachment located at Bgy. Tuka, Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Initial investigation showed that Abdulgani was on his way home when he noticed an armed group around 300 meters away from the Army’s detachment.

When the armed group saw him, they immediately fired towards him.

A brief firefight occurred until the enemy withdrew.

“We condemn the barbaric and inhuman attack of this peace spoiler as it is a manifestation of their desperation to harm civilian,” Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana, commander of 6th Infantry Division said.

“The 6ID will, intensify our pursuit operation against this terrorist group to preempt them in sowing fear and violence,” Major General Sobejana added.