1 dead, 10 wounded soldiers in Davao Oriental roadside bombing



MANILA, Philippines – One soldier was killed while 10 were injured in a roadside bombing incident in Davao Oriental early Tuesday, the military said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division said soldiers from Army’s 28th Infantry Battalion were on two military vehicles led by Second Lieutenant Paypa when it was hit by a landmine planted by suspected communist rebels in Sitio Mainit, Calapagan village, Lupon, Davao Oriental at 12:20 a.m.

The fatality was identified as Private First Class Jhasam Diaz who died while being treated in hospital.

Meanwhile, the rest of the injured were being treated at Tagum Regional Hospital and Davao Oriental Provincial Hospital in Mati City.

“The Army troops were part of the security of troops rendering rehabilitations to typhoon Pablo affected areas. The NPAs again showed their barbarism and inhuman acts by disturbing our humanitarian assistance activities” Paniza said.

“This is a clear manifestation that the New People’s Army violates and does not respect the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law (Carhrihl), landmine is strictly prohibited in this agreement. The NPAs are very desperate and ignored the provisions of Carhrihl,” he added.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Etta Rosales, what can you say about the acts of your komrades?
    CPP-NPA nakakahiya kayo. Imbes tulungan ang mga biktima ng Pablo eh
    terrorism inaatupag! Salot kayo sa lipunan!

  • Pedro

    Natatawa at naaawa nalang ako sa mga NPA… wala na silang ipinaglalaban. LOL China is now a capitalist country. Sorry NPA, we dont want to be like North Korea. The Philippines is a free, capitalist country. We dont want a communist state that will dictate how to run our lives. We want to be free to achieve our personal goals and succeed in life, earn money equal to our effort, create businesses and investments for our children’s future. communism is dead at mukhang amag nalang yang mga NPA. They are irrelevant since the fall of the soviet union in 1990.

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