Wednesday, November 30, 2016

6 wounded govt. troopers in Marawi City ambush in stable condition

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 30): 6 wounded govt. troopers in Marawi City ambush in stable condition

Six wounded soldiers who were flown to the Army hospital here Wednesday morning were now in stable condition, the military said.

Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, Army's 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokesman, identified the wounded soldiers as Corporal Vincent Paniza, Private Frist Class James Gonzales, Sergeant Jesus Garcia, Corporal Rodel Genova, Corporal Edward De Leon, and Staff Sergeant Eufrociho Payumo Jr.

Martinez said that the wounded soldiers, most of them members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), arrived at the 4ID headquarters in Camp Evangelista early Wednesday morning, and now in stable condition while recuperating in the military infirmary.

“They were well taken care of by our attending physician,” he told reporters in an interview in Camp Evangelista Wednesday morning, referring to the six soldiers.

He said that the confined soldiers sustained shrapnel wounds while those who were airlifted from Marawi and brought to a private hospital here Tuesday were said to have gunshot wounds.

Martinez said that the convoy of PSG personnel and members of the Malacanang media was ambushed in the roadside of Matampay, in Marawi City, Tuesday morning.

The PSG were the advanced party of President Duterte, who were scheduled to visit the town of Butig in Lanao Del Sur Wednesday where an ongoing firefight between the government troopers and the terror group of the “Maute Gang” still rages.

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