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South Cotabato CAFGU kills 2 comrades, hurt another

 • 18:59 PM Fri Aug 21, 2015
Edwin Fernandez with DXOM-AM reports
Town hall of Tampakan, South Cotabato (

KORONADAL CITY- Police andsoldiers of the 27th Infantry Battalion are now hunting down a militiaman who shot dead two of his comrades and wounded another in Tampakan, South Cotabato Thursday night, DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal reported today. Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) membrMark Anthony Aradaza ran amok at 9 p.m. Thursday and strafed his comrades inside the militia detachmentin Barangay Palo, Tampakan. Killed on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds were Frankly Viloria, 23 and Mark Anthony Macul, 26. Wounded was Camilo de Claro, 23. The victims were all residents of Barangay Palo.They belonged to 72nd Civilian Armed Auxiliarty/CAFGU under the supervision of27th Infantry Battalion. CAA Erick Panes told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida that the victims were resting in two separatehammocks inside the militia base when Aradaza, armed with M-14 Rifle, opened fire.Panes was teary eyed when he recalled the bloody incident since the victims and the suspect were his friends and comrades. He said Macul, who was hit in his abdomen,is set to marry his fiancee in two months. Viloria sustained head injuries and died instantly. De Claro is now recuperating at the South Cotabato provincial hospital in Koronadal City. After the incident, Aradaza fled with his rifle and bullets. Colonel Ronald Jess Alcudia, 27th IB chief, has ordered a manhunt.

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