Bomb blast injures 4 soldiers in Compostela Valley

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) – An improvised bomb believed planted by leftist rebels exploded in the southern Philippines early today wounding four government soldiers, the military said.

Troops from the army’s 25th Infantry Battalion were conducting patrol at Kalinugan, Casoon village, Monkayo town, in Mindanao’s Compostela Valley province when they were hitting by a makeshift landmine around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, said Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza, spokesperson of the army’s 10th Infantry Division.

“Four soldiers sustained shrapnel wounds and immediately evacuated to the regional military hospital in Davao City while pursuit operation against the rebels continue,” Lieutenant Colonel Paniza said.

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