CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – Two civilians, including a minor were badly hurt, after members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) detonated an anti-personnel mine in Barangay Allang, Ligao City, Albay on Saturday.
Jesus Posiquit, 39, and a 15-year-old minor were immediately brought to the nearest hospital after suffering injuries from the 8:22 a.m. explosion.
Lt. Col. Benjamin Tapnio, commander of the 49th Infantry Battalion (49IB), denounced the CTG for carrying out another ruthless act endangering the lives of civilians.
“This attack on the civilians proved that the CTG is desperate because of the effective implementation of the Community Support Program (CSP) and the whole-of-nation approach which brought significant damages against their useless cause,” Tapnio said.
Col. Jaime Abawag Jr., head of the 902nd Infantry Brigade, already directed his troops to hunt down the communist terrorists responsible for the attack. Philippine News Agency