Soldier injured in attack

A SOLDIER was injured when still unidentified gunmen fired upon a military truck in Barangay Carmen, Baguio District around 6 p.m. Monday.

2Lt. Mark Anthony Raymundo, the Civil-Military Operations officer of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, yesterday told TIMES that two squads of 3rd IB’s Charlie Company soldiers, on board two KM450 vehicles, were traversing the highway in Sitio Macatabo when they were attacked.

No soldier was hurt by the enemies’ bullets.

But the wounded soldier, name withheld, sustained an injury to his head while escaping from the truck, as he apparently barreled through a hard object.

After he was given first aid, the trooper was brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for proper medical attention.

The remaining troopers conducted a clearing operation in the area.

Raymundo said the soldiers were on their way to the camp after attending a marksmanship record in a firing range in Barangay Ma-a, Talomo District.

In his statement, Lt. Col. Raymund Dante Lachica, the battalion commander, described the act as “terroristic attack” perpetrated by undetermined armed men.

While authorities could not yet pinpoint the assailants, Lachica said they could either be communist or Moro rebels.

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