Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Landmine kills 2 soldiers, farmer


MANILA -- The Philippine military said a landmine believed to have been planted by communist guerrillas has killed two soldiers and a farmer in the country's south.
Army Colonel Leopoldo Galon said a platoon of soldiers was patrolling a trail Monday in the mountainous outskirts of Makilala town in North Cotabato province when the landmine exploded.
Galon said the farmer had been walking with the troops. His body was thrown off a ravine by the blast and was later recovered.
Communist New People's Army guerrillas were believed to be responsible. More than 120,000 combatants and civilians have been killed in the 43-year Marxist insurgency, one of Asia's longest.
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AP | Monday, March 5, 2012 | SunStar.Com.Ph | Article Link

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