Scout Rangers, Sayyaf clash in Tipo-Tipo

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/22 January 2013 by Frencie Carreon—Elements of the 12th Scout Ranger Company, while on their way to the heart of Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan province early this morning, was reportedly ambushed  by more or less four armed groups.

Military sources from the ground confirmed the wounding of seven soldiers and one civilian.  The incident happened at the vicinity of Sungkayot crossing in said town, at about 8 in the morning.

A community resident, identified as a certain “Wadi” said the armed men were followers of the Abu Sayyaf Group commander Furudji Indama, and were led by a certain Janatin Madjakin.

A military source said that soldiers who are now undergoing treatment are Sgt. Jonathan A. Rosete, Corporal Charlito James, Private First Class Robert Lubindino, PFC Alvin Rios, PFC Allan Buenvenido, PFC Alley Galibo, and PFC Tasic.  The civilian’s name was not mentioned.

The cause of the clash was not readily known, nor was there a claim as to which group fired the first shot. The military however say that it was an ambush.  (Frencie Carreon, The PhilSouth Angle)

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