- Two soldiers lost their legs after stepping on improvised explosive device (IED) in Marawi City
- The soldiers were conducting clearing operations when they stepped on the landmine
- The AFP said no soldiers were killed in action in the past few days
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said two soldiers lost their legs after tripping on landmines believed planted by members of the Maute Group in Marawi City.
The incident occurred inside a building while soldiers were conducting clearing operations, GMA quoted AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla as saying
Padilla shared that no soldiers died in the past few days of fighting in the besieged city where some forty terrorists are still holed up.
“Operations, as I have mentioned, are progressing very well, and noting that we have had no one killed in action for the last eight days,” Padilla said.
“Unfortunately, wounded are still suffered and we just had two soldiers who lost their legs because of tripping into IEDs that were left in a building that they were clearing. That is the sad note of what I have for you this morning,” he added.