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Soldier killed, another hurt as rifle grenade hits Army SAF post in Cotabato City

/ 11:09 PM August 20, 2015

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A soldier belonging to the Army’s Special Action Forces died while another was wounded when a rifle grenade, fired from nowhere, landed in a guard house Thursday evening, while they were manning a checkpoint along Notre Dame Avenue in Barangay Rosary Heights 2 here.

Colonel Ranulfo Sevilla, SAF battalion commander, said the rifle grenade landed atop the SAF guard house at about 7:30 p.m., killing one soldier and injuring another.

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The Army said the two casualties were brought to the hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Manhunt operation has been on-going while bomb experts and members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives are still conducting post blast investigation.

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It was the second harassment against the Army’ SAF based in Cotabato City since April.

On April 18, motorcycle-riding gunmen attempted to bomb a police outpost, a moving Army truck and a battalion detachment all within an hour here and in neighboring Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao, but missed their targets.

The attacks left a person injured. SFM (Edwin Fernandez, Inquirer Mindanao)

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