(Video) Pres. Duterte's Advance Party Wounded in an Ambush in Lanao del Sur


The advance party of President Rody Duterte in Lanao del Sur were ambushed by still unidentified attackers, seven personnel of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and two soldiers were wounded during the clash.

Members of the PSG & Philippine Army Airlifted (Photo Credit: Reuters)
According to AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, the ambush occurred at around 10:30 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

The convoy which served as an advance party of Pres. Rody Duterte for his scheduled visit to Lanao del Sur, tomorrow, November 30 was attacked by unknown assailants probably some members of the Maute Group.

Accompanying the PSG personnel were members of Radio Television MalacaƱang (RTVM) and the Media Accreditation and Relations Office (MARO), and local troop escorts.

Pres. Duterte is set to visit Lanao del Sur on Wednesday to raise the morale of troops fighting against the ISIS-affiliated Maute terrorist group.

In an interview with the media, Brig. Gen. Padilla confirmed that the six PSG members were slightly injured except for one PSG member who sustained serious injuries. A presidential chopper immediately airlifted the seriously injured and 4 others to an undisclosed medical facility.

According to Marawi City information officer Alexander Alag the ambush of Pres. Duterte's advance party happened at the checkpoint barricade upon entering the arc of the city, which was manned by the Philippine Army.

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Source: TV5/Rappler/Reuters


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