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AFP condemns treacherous attack in Sultan Kudarat

Mindanao Armed Conflict • 17:15 PM Sat Sep 7, 2019
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Westmincom news release
The Isulan blast site under probe by Army, police experts. (AFP photos)

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - The Army here condemned Saturday morning's bombing at the public market that left eight injured.

“We criticize and condemn the latest IED attack in Isulan that victimized not only our forces who dutifully perform their mandated task but also the civilians who were in the vicinity of the explosion,” Colonel Efren Baluyot, Commander of the 1st Mechanized Infantry (Maaasahan) Brigade, said.

This came after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion on a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat at 7am today, September 7.

Said explosion resulted in the wounding of 8 individuals who were rushed to the nearest hospital for immediate medical attention. Initial report stated that the IED was placed beside a motorcycle parking area and was purportedly carried out by lawless elements.

The 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Makasag) Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Omar Orozco, immediately deployed troops to secure and cordon the area.

“I enjoin everyone to offer their prayers for the speedy recovery of the victims and for the enlightenment of the perpetrators who aim to undermine the stability of Sultan Kudarat,” Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, WestMinCom commander, said.

“Let us be more vigilant and immediately report any suspicious person or things in your vicinity to avoid such occurence,” added Lt. Gen. Sobejana.

Thorough investigation of the incident is still being conducted by the joint elements of the military and police.

 

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