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3 soldiers killed in land mine explosion

/ 11:59 AM November 29, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Three soldiers were killed after a land mine exploded in Davao City Tuesday, the military said.

In a statement, Major Jacob Thaddeus Obligado, Commander of the 10th Civil Military Operations battalion, said that the land mine exploded at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday around 300 to 400 meters away from the military’s patrol base as troops of the 69th Infantry Battalion were leaving their camp in Barangay Guinobatan, Paquibato District, Davao City for a community outreach program.

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Obligado did not disclose the identities of the three soldiers pending the information of their families.

Meanwhile, in the same statement, Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza, 10th Infantry Division spokesman, said that the attack is a gross violation of Part 3, Article 2, Paragraph 15 of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CAHRIHL) that protects Filipinos from land mine attacks.

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