Soldier hurt in NoCot roadside bombing

By Edwin Fernandez

February 25, 2018, 2:36 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A soldier was slightly injured when suspected communist rebels set off a roadside bomb in President Roxas, North Cotabato, on Saturday night, police said.

A convoy of military vehicles of the Army’s19th Infantry Battalion was heading to this city from Arakan, also in North Cotabato, when the roadside bomb went off at 8:10 p.m. in Purok 8, Barangay Poblacion, President Roxas town.

Army Corporal Roel Padolina was driving one of the KM-150 truck loaded with soldiers in a convoy when an improvised bomb fashioned from a landmine, with cut nails and metal shards, exploded.

Padolina, who sustained injuries on his arms and body, was rushed to North Cotabato provincial hospital here after the incident.

Supt. Bernard Tayong, North Cotabato police spokesperson, said no one has claimed responsibility on the incident but police are looking at guerillas of CPP-NPA-NDF Guerilla Front 53 as perpetrators of the attack. (PNA)

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