Soldier hurt in Maguindanao shooting incident

By Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jan 09 2015 04:10 PM | Updated as of Jan 10 2015 12:10 AM

MAGUINDANAO - A soldier was wounded after he and three members of the Civilian Auxiliary Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) were fired upon by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle at Barangay Labu-Labo in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Thursday.

Sgt. Brian Duazo, a member of the 14th Mechanized Company of the 1st Mechanized Brigade, was shot in the hand but still managed to drive himself to a hospital in Isulan town of Sultan Kudarat.

Duazo and the three CAFGU members were on board a white pick-up truck when they were strafed by the suspects.

Troops from the 14th Mechanized Company of the 1st Mechanized Brigade, along with members of the Shariff Aguak Police, proceeded to the said area to conduct investigation.

This is the third shooting incident of 2015 wherein soldiers were the main target.

The 6th Infantry Division, on previous interviews, saw these incidents as liquidation acts of the armed group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, a breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).