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2 roadside bombs kill 1, wound 7 in Maguindanao

/ 10:59 AM January 01, 2018

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao – A policeman was killed while seven other military and police personnel were hurt in separate roadside bombings in Maguindanao on Sunday and Monday, authorities said.

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Killed in Sunday’s 8 p.m. explosion here was Senior Police Officer Max Kaibat. He died while undergoing operation at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital here, a few meters away from the blast site.

Injured were Police Officer 3 Jalison Abdullah and Police Officers 1 Archie Ansare Amelista, Ricardo Almonia, Alimodin Nuphay and Zainoden Abdullah, all from this town’s police force.

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Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, the Maguindanao police director, said the lawmen were on patrol in a police vehicle during the New Years’ Eve revelry in Barangay Poblacion when a bomb went off.

Tello said the attack could have been done by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

At 7:34 a.m. on Monday, another bomb went off as soldiers on a truck were patrolling Barangay Limpongo in nearby Datu Hofer town.

Two soldiers were hurt by the blast. /cbb

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