Farmer’s house strafed in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 April) – Unidentified assailants strafed a farmer’s house in Pikit, North Cotabato, Sunday night, police said.

Senior Inspector Arvin Cambang, deputy chief of Pikit police, identified the house owner as Felicido Tanudtanud Canete, 58, of Barangay Kolambog, Pikit.

Cambang said the victim and his family were awakened by gunshots aimed at their house followed by a loud explosion. No family member was hurt, he added.

The police official and a team from the 7th Infantry Battalion went to Canete’s house Monday and saw several holes on it including one caused by an M203 grenade launcher.

Authorities were trying to determine if the attack on Canete was related to a previous incident in Sitio New Valencia, Barangay Bualan, Pikit.

On April 19, Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit member Rodel Abellanida, 33, was shot dead while attending to his farm animals in Bualan.

Rido or clan feud was believed to be the motive behind the killing. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)