Statement of AFP On bombing incident in Basilan

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The AFP has successfully performed its mandate of protecting the people and the communities— at the cost of the lives of its gallant men.
Today, 31 July 2018, at about 5:50 in the morning in Brgy. Colonia in Lamitan City, a van that was earlier flagged down in a checkpoint by CAFGU members exploded while being inspected by the troops. A soldier (Detachment Commander) and five members of CAFGU under him were killed instantaneously while doing the ocular inspection of the vehicle.  Four civilian dependents of CAFGU were also killed in the blast. Another CAFGU Member was wounded while 6 other members of

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