Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 soldiers wounded in roadside bombing in South RP

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / January 26, 2010) – A roadside bombing on Tuesday wounded 7 government soldiers in North Cotabato province in the southern Philippines, reports said.

It said the explosion occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on a village in Makilala town. The soldiers, who belong to the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion, were rushed to hospital because of shrapnel wounds.

The soldiers were patrolling when the bomb exploded near them.

No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack, but Moro and communist rebels are actively operating in North Cotabato province in Mindanao Island.

There was no immediate statement from the military about the attack. (Geo Solmerano)

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