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1 dead, 2 hurt in Basilan strafing

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1 dead, 2 hurt in Basilan strafing


One civilian was killed and two others were wounded after armed men strafed a motorized boat, loaded with some 400 passengers including some poll registrants of the  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), in Basilan early yesterday morning.

Col. Ramon Yogyog, commander of the Army’s Special Operations Task Force-Basilan, said the strafing happened between Calang Canas and Tamuk islands in Maluso town at around 1 a.m.

Yogyog said the motorized boat Marlboro was sailing from Zamboanga City to Tabuan Lasa town, also in Basilan, when four unidentified armed men on two pumpboats sprayed the boat with bullets.

The boat was reportedly owned by Mohammad Nordani, chairman of Barangay Canas in Maluso town.
The armed men used an M16 rifle with attached M203 grenade launcher and M14 rifle.

The Army official said there were more or less 400 passengers aboard the motorized boat when the attack happened..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/1662-1-dead-2-hurt-in-basilan-strafing

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