9 soldiers killed in Marawi as gunmen lobbed hand grenades – Army
ILIGAN CITY — Nine soldiers were killed while 49 others were wounded in a firefight with Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi City on Friday (July 21).
Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, told reporters Sunday that the terrorists went nearer to the operating troops and lobbed hand grenades.
Some of the soldiers were wounded in Friday’s fighting.
Galvez refused to comment when asked if the attack also involved a car bomb, saying it was an “operational matter.”
Abdullah Maute, one of the leaders of the terror group, earlier warned of more attacks in Marawi and Iligan Cities. SFM
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