ZAMBOANGA CITY (Sept 19) — An explosion transpired on the roadside of Barangay Lipongo, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao on Friday evening, September 18, the military said.
Western Mindanao Command, in its official Facebook accounts, said while the convoy of the 5th Military Company, Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 was traversing the road along Barangay Lipongo, an anti-personnel mine exploded resulting to the death of one marine and the wounding of four others.
“Investigation is ongoing to identify the perpetrators of this inhumane act of terrorism,” said Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force (JTF) Central Commander.
As of posting, identities of the victims are yet to be disclosed pending notification to their next of kin.
“This horrendous act perpetrated by the terrorists is simply unacceptable,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., WestMinCom Commander. (Westmincom)