MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 15 March) – Two more soldiers died and three others were wounded in another landmine explosion supposedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army this morning, the military said.
But this time, the explosions happened in Magpet, North Cotabato, according to Capt. William Rodriguez, spokesman of the Army’s 1002nd Infantry Brigade.
Rodriguez said the soldiers attacked in Magpet were the same soldiers tasked to run after the NPA rebels responsible in last week’s attacks, including exploding a landmine, in Matanao, Davao del Sur that left seven soldiers and two policemen killed.
He said the firefight this morning in Sitio Timodos, Barangay Manobisa started at 9:55 a.m. and lasted for an hour.
The military claimed they discovered blood stains in the escape route used by the NPA rebels.