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Wesmincom sorry for death, wounding of two children

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Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Chief of the Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) has apologized to the family of two minors, one was killed while the other wounded, during an encounter of government troops against the Abu Sayyaf in Tapiantana, Tabuan Lasa, Basilan Province, last March 8, 2017.

Galvez said, the encounter was a legitimate operation by the government troops who met an overwhelming resistance from the bandits in the area.

“We are deeply sorry for the loss of the child, that is why we apologize to the family. We will assist the other child in the medication in the hospital,” Galvez said.

The Wesmincom chief personally visited the wounded child at the hospital.

He requested the transfer of the child to the Camp Navarro General Hospital.

In the operation, ASG leader Mubin Kulin alias Mulawin was killed.

Galvez said, they will cooperate with the Commission on Human Rights in its ongoing investigation of human rights abuses allegedly committed by the soldiers.(Nonong Santiago)




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