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3 killed, 1 child injured in Abu Sayyaf attack on Eid’l Adha holiday

3 killed 1 child injured in abu sayyaf attack on eidl adha holiday - 3 killed, 1 child injured in Abu Sayyaf attack on Eid’l Adha holiday

THREE PEOPLE were killed, including a two-year old child, while another was seriously injured in a shooting perpetrated by members of the Abu Sayyaf group on Monday morning, the military reported. In a statement released late Monday evening, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said a soldier and a member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) were on a motorcycle traversing the Patikul-Talipao road when they were fired upon by an undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf. The two died on the spot, along with one of two children in the area while another, an 11-year old, was still in “unstable condition” as of Monday evening, according to WestMinCom. “We assure the families and friends of the victims that the JTF (Joint Task Force) Sulu will do our best to ensure that the perpetrators of this treacherous act will be brought to justice. This blatant disregard for the spirit of Islamic festivities is a clear disrespect of the Islam teachings,” said Major Gen. Corleto S. Vinluan, Jr., JTF Sulu commander. Monday was a national holiday for the Eid’l Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.

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