From InterAksyon (Jul 6): 1 soldier killed in 3 separate BIFF attacks in Maguindanao
The military fires at BIFF strongholds. FILE PHOTO FROM AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
One soldier was killed as forces of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters staged three attacks in Maguindanao over the weekend.
The first attack was on the police headquarters of the town of Shariff Aguak 9 p.m. Saturday. The exchange of gunfire lasted about 15 minutes and no one was hurt, said 6th Infantry Division Captain Joanne Petinglay.
This was followed by an attack at the wet market of the town of Datu Hoffer Ampatuan 3:45 p.m. One soldier, identified by Petinglay as Corporal Saturnino Saragena Sr., was killed while he was doing his marketing.
The last attack was at 10 p.m. Sunday against the 1st Mechanized Brigade and Kadtatabanga Detachment, also in the town of Shariff Aguak. No one was injured in this incident.
The attacks have put the 6th ID in various parts of Maguindanao on alert.