Moro rebs harass 2 Sibugay towns PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:44

Suspected Moro rebels harassed two towns and occupied two elementary schools in Zamboanga Sibugay last Saturday.
Reports gathered by Daily Zamboanga Times disclosed that around 2:30 p.m., some 80 armed men clashed with members of the Civilian Volunteers Organization in Barangay Samonte, Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The armed group left the place after few minutes of exchange of gunfire with the CVOs.

Around 5 p.m., a group of armed men led by Commander Mad occupied and destroyed properties at an elementary school in Matim, Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay.
The group left the place bringing two cattle. They fled towards the hinterland.

Another report disclosed that another armed group numbering about 120 occupied another elementary school in Barangay BOlingan, Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Around 7 p.m., armed men harassed a military outpost in Barangay Sta. Fe, Titay. A brief clash erupted and lasted for several minutes, afterwhich the attackers withdrew towards the hinterland.

It was gathered that some terrified residents in the affected areas have evacuated to safer place.

In a related development, an explosion rocked Friday night the oldest town in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The blast took place a day after two explosions rocked Zamboanga del Sur’s neighboring province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Zamboanga del Sur police director Senior Supt. Jose Bayani Gucela said the explosion took place around 9:19 p.m. Friday inside the campus of Margosatubig Pilot Training School located in Barangay Poblacion.

Gucela said the explosion caused minor damage in two of the classrooms.

Investigators were analyzing the explosive residue to determine what type of bomb was used, Gucela said.

Security measures were further strengthened to avert similar incidents, Gucela disclosed.

Last Thursday, two bombs separately exploded in Malangas and Imelda towns in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay with no injuries reported.
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