Jabonga, Agusan del Norte - A 27-year-old soldier was shot dead while he was taking a bath in Barangay Beltran early Thursday morning.
Private First Class Rolly Retis died after being shot by gunmen on motorcycles around 6:30 a.m.
Investigation showed that Retis, who was assigned at the Baleguian Patrol Base under the Army's 29th Infantry Battalion, was taking a bath in a public faucet near their patrol base when assailants fired at him.
"Habang naliligo iyung ating sundalo nagkaron po ng pamamaril, bale bago yong pagbaril sa kanya ay tinawag muna siya at nong paglapit niya ay saka siya pinutukan," said 2Lt. Ashley del Rosario in a phone interview.
The killers have yet to be identified.
Retis' remains will be brought into his hometown in Midsayap, Cotabato.