Roadside Bomb Hurts 5 Soldiers

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Cotabato - Five soldiers were wounded, two of them in critical condition, when a roadside bomb went off in a remote village in Makilala town in North Cotabato, around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, a military official said Saturday night.

Lt. Nasrullah Sema, civil military operations chief of the 57th IB, identified the blast victims as Cpl. Muhammad Nur Sali, Cpl. Hassan Sarip, Pfc. Allan Urop, Pvt. Michael Purol, and Pvt. Vincent Sumug-oy, all members of the Charlie Company of the 57th IB.

Two of the wounded remain at the intensive care unit of a hospital here, while others were already declared 'out of danger'. All sustained blast injuries on their head and other parts of their bodies, Sema said.

Lt. Manuel Gatus, commander of the Charlie Company, said his men, on board a military vehicle, were on their way to deliver food and other grocery items to a detachment at Sitio Alang-Alang, Barangay Kisante when an improvised explosive device went off.

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