Thursday, May 07, 2009

Soldier injured in North Cotabato blast

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 7, 2009) – A landmine explosion near an army post Thursday injured a government soldier in the restive region of the southern Philippines, officials said.

Officials said the blast occurred at around 3.45 p.m. near the village of Basak in Magpet town in North Cotabato province. A soldier belonging to the 57th Infantry Battalion was reported wounded in the explosion.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the blast, but the province was recently attacked by Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels who killed three people.

It was unknown if the rebels were behind the latest attack. (Geo Solmerano)

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