Soldier hurt in landmine blast in Tagum


Posted at Feb 16 2013 02:54 PM | Updated as of Feb 16 2013 10:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier of the 66th Infantry Battalion was wounded in a landmine explosion along the national highway in Kilometer 61, Tagum City, Davao del Norte Saturday morning.

The still unidentified soldier was on board a military vehicle with 8 other soldiers when the blast occurred.

The military has yet to identify the group behind the attack, but they suspect that the perpetrators are communist rebels.

Investigations are still ongoing.

The troops were headed for Nabunturan, Compostela Valley to pick up relief goods for victims of ‘Pablo’ in Maragusan. -- Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Davao