Duterte's advance security party attacked in Marawi

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  1. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator Staff Member

    Duterte's advance party injured by IED blast in Marawi

    29 November 2016

    An improvised explosive device detonated Tuesday morning near a military convoy headed to Marawi City, capital of Lanao Del Sur, in preparation for President Rodrigo Duterte's visit there.

    According to Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, one of the vehicles in the convoy was damaged at around 10:30 a.m. by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted along the road. In the group were seven members of the PSG and two soldiers who were acting as the advance party for Duterte's scheduled visit on Wednesday, November 30.

    Chief Supt. Agripino Javier, regional police director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said the IED was set off along a road in Barangay Emi Punod here, while a convoy carrying personnel of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and government broadcaster RTVM were traversing the road. “The convoy was ambushed using an IED while traversing from Iligan City to Marawi City,” he said in a text message.


    According to the AFP, most were only slightly injured except for one member of the PSG who sustained serious injuires. A presidential chopper airlifted the seriously injured together with four others to an undisclosed medical facility to receive care.

  2. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator Staff Member

    Rody security hurt in blast

    30 November 2016

    Nine soldiers, including seven members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were wounded yesterday in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur when a roadside bomb exploded and hit the convoy that was the advance team for President Duterte’s visit in the area today. Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the PSG members and soldiers were escorting Radio-Television Malacañang personnel on their way to the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade base when the improvised explosive device (IED) went off at around 10:45 a.m along the road in Barangay Matampay, Marawi City. Tan said the blast wounded seven PSG members and two local Army soldiers. One of the PSG men suffered serious injuries.


    Tan said the IED was planted on the roadside by still unidentified suspects.


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