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Marine slain, comrade wounded in Jolo ambush–military

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 14:12:00 05/21/2008

MANILA, Philippines – A Marine was killed and his companion wounded when they were ambushed by suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists in Sulu province, their commander in the area said.

The two soldiers, identified only as Corporals Ganzon and Arbas, were riding a motorcycle on an administrative run to Liang village, Patikul town at around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, when they were fired upon, said Lieutenant Colonel Nestor Herico, chief of the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) 5.

Arbas died due to gunshot wounds while Ganzon was airlifted to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center in Quezon City for treatment, Herico said in a phone interview.

The suspects escaped after the attack, the official said.

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