• SULU ROADSIDE BLAST HURTS TWO MARINES

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    TWO soldiers were injured early Saturday after a two vehicle marine convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted along a roadside in a remote village in Sulu, officials said. Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman, Colonel Rodrigo Gregorio said the IED explosion occurred at 6:30 a.m. at Sitio Tuwak, Brgy. Bonbon, Patikul, Sulu. Gregorio identified the two wounded soldiers as Sgt. Almandres Muhajil and Cpl. Antonio Docdo, both from the Marine Battalion Landing Team 11 of the 2nd Marine Brigade. Gregorio said the two were on an M35 truck backed by a V-150 armored personnel carrier when the were hit by a roadside explosion while on their way to Brgy. Tangantangan also in Patikul town, a known bastion of al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants.
    Anthony Vargas

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