Such bravery in the cause of allah.
Elderly woman killed, sister hurt in alleged MILF attack
ALEOSAN, North Cotabato, Philippines—An elderly woman farmer was killed while her sister was wounded when about 50 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerillas stormed the village of Pagangan here Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
The attack came while President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was visiting nearby Cotabato City.
Mayor Loreto Cabaya said the MILF attack was the latest in the series of violence the rebels have launched.
The MILF hierarchy has already denied it ordered the attacks in various parts of Mindanao and pledged to end these by sanctioning “erring commanders.”
MILF civil military operations chief Eid Kabalu on Wednesday said the civilian casualties were caught in the crossfire between Army militiamen and rebel forces.
But Cabaya said around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, MILF fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and assault rifles at a group of farmers in Pagangan.
Rosita Calarasa, 62, was hit by a bullet on the neck, said Major Armand Rico, spokesman of the Armed Forces Eastern Mindanao Command.
Calasara died while her sister Gemma, 41, was wounded when an RPG shell exploded near their group, Cabaya said.
The assailants also carted away her carabao, he said.
“This is too much already,” Cabaya said.
Cabaya said what was more disgusting was that the attack came after the ceasefire committees declared a three-kilometer peace zone in the village following last week’s clashes.
Gee, muslims violating a cease-fire and a peace-zone? Where have we seen this before?? Oh yeah, those whackjob jihadists in Gaza.
Read the rest on this latest jihadi attack on civilians in the Inquirer (not the Enquirer, of tabloid fame here in the US).