2 hurt in strafing in SK

The victims were identified as Kumbay Tampungan and Ronson Simpal, both residents of Sitio Baumol in Barangay Pidtiguian, Lambayong.

Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies and were rushed to the Evangelista Medical Clinic in Lambayong, police said.

Cudtig Tampungan, a son of Kumbay’s, has tagged a certain Rudy Macalbog, a.k.a. Kumander TMX, as the leader of the attackers. 

Lambayong police investigators led by SPO4 Nestor Juan Dumaya Sr. recovered in the area a rocket-propelled grenade that failed to explode.

Cudtig told police that about 30 armed men positioned just few meters away from their house fired shots towards them hitting his mother and nephew Simpal. 

He also said the attackers fired the dud RPG.

The RPG is reportedly a favorite weapon of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). 

Police, however, have yet to find out if the MILF had a hand in the attack. 

“We’re looking at clan feud as the motive in the attack,” said Dumaya. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)