Friday, January 16, 2009

Blast inspection

MAASIM, Sarangani (January 16, 2009) – Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon and Lt. Col. Edgardo de Leon, commander of the 73rd Infantry Battalion, inspect Thursday, January 15, the area where an M203 round exploded 50 meters away from Ireneo Lopez Elementary School that serves as evacuation center of over 300 families. Villagers offar-flung sitio Kyongok, barangay Pananag fled hours before a chance encounter January 8 of patrolling army troops and members of the Lawless Moro Islamic Liberation Front Group (LMG). Suspected LMG fired the explosive Wednesday evening (January 14) towards the school-evacuation center of civilians, mostly children. (Photo byBon-Bon Quiňo/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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