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5 people, including 3 soldiers, killed in Sulu blast

/ 12:18 AM June 29, 2019
3 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu encounter — AFP

Sulu is the southernmost province of the Philippines. (Image from Google Maps)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Five people including a suspected bomber and unidentified civilian, were killed while 11 others were wounded in an explosion in Sulu around 12 noon on Friday, June 28.

Police Colonel Pablo Labra, provincial director of the Sulu Provincial Police Office, said among those who died were three soldiers of the 1st Battalion Combat Team, a newly formed military unit, dedicated in Sulu.

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The explosion happened along the boundaries of Buhutan and Tanjung roads, Barangay Kajatian in Indanan town, Sulu.

The three soldiers had the ranks of private first class and corporal.

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One of them was a native of Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur, the other one, from Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur; and the third one from Fairview, Quezon City.

The wounded soldiers included SSg Marlon B. Domingo, SSg Ferdinand V. Clemente, Sgt Jykyl A. Bautista, Sgt Richard B.Tudla, Sgt Mark Joseph M. Mamingcol, Sgt William E. Andreade, Pfc John Angelo S. Carpio, Pfc Dariel C. Bolivar, Pfc Ralph R. Sabroso, Cpl Rommel V. Soliman and Pfc Ryan S. Ferrer.

The military and the police have placed the entire Sulu province on red alert as a preemptive measure.

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