see update>> 6 soldiers, cops killed in MILF ambush

Two soldiers got killed while at least two others, including a junior officer were injured in an ambush by suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, Thursday evening, a military spokesman said.

Among those wounded were a certain 1lt. Angcog of the 9th Field Artillery Battalion (9FAB), Capt. Arthur Eamiguel, Army 1st Infantry Division spokesman, said in a text message.

Members of the 9FAB and the 102nd Brigade were passing through Brgy. Gulayon, on the way to Ipil town around 7:21 p.m., when their military trucks were fired upon with high-powered firearms, Eamiguel said.

“Nag-reinforce ang elements ng Division Reconnaissance Company kaya nag-disengage ang nang-ambush,” he said.

The ambush occurred just five days after members of the 53rd Infantry Battalion and police units clashed with MILF members in Sitio Lukarang, Brgy. Labatan, of neighboring Payao town.

Three members of the 53rd Infantry Battalion and a militiaman were injured in that fighting.

On Tuesday, 19 Army troopers were killed in a clash with MILF members in Basilan province, just off the Zamboanga Peninsula.

see update>> 6 soldiers, cops killed in MILF ambush
(John Roson)

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