2 sol­diers wounded in mine blast

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES - By Ivy C. Te­jano

TWO sol­diers were wounded on July 28, Satur­day, af­ter a land­mine be­lieved to have been planted by the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA) rebels ex­ploded in Barangay Tam­bobong in Baguio District in Davao City.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the wounded sol­diers as Pri­vate First Class Je­jo­mar Ju­dan and Sergeant En­rique Genon, of the PhilipMANILA pine Army’s 3rd In­fantry Bat­tal­ion led by Sec­ond Lt. Jeno Andig.

The Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice (PRO) in Davao Re­gion re­ported that the in­ci­dent took place at around 10:30 a.m. Satur­day at Lower Si­tio Ca­ma­rag in Tam­bobong while the troops were trav­el­ing on board a truck.

The troops man­aged to

fire back and move away from the area. Re­cov­ered from the area were frag­ments of the two im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vices (IEDs). The two wounded sol­diers were brought to a hos­pi­tal.

Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice-Davao spokesper­son Chief In­spec­tor Mil­grace Driz said they will co­or­di­nate with the mil­i­tary to con­duct an in-depth in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the in­ci­dent and file nec­es­sary charges against those be­hind the ex­plo­sion.

“The po­lice mem­bers of the PRO-Davao con­demn this act since per­pe­tra­tors still us­ing land­mines as ob­vi­ous vi­o­la­tion in the Com­pre­hen­sive Agree­ment on Re­spect for Hu­man Rights and In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Law,” Driz said. ICT

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