Heartless sniper: Maute sniper shoots dead civilian being rescued by government forces

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  • A civilian was killed by a Maute sniper while being rescued
  • The victim was approaching the rescuers when he was shot dead
  • Task Force Marawi Commander Brig. Gen. Bautista called Maute’s actions as un-Islamic

One of the civilians trapped inside Marawi City was shot dead by a Maute sniper while in the process of being rescued by soldiers and members of non-governmental organizations on Saturday, June 3.

As per a GMA story, the victim was about to approach the rescuers when he was shot by a sniper.

“That terrorist sniper has no heart, we just want to live. He killed a helpless civilian,” one of the rescued residents said.

Task Force Marawi Commander Brig. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista condemned the terror group’s blatant disregard of innocent lives and called its actions un-Islamic.

“This shows the blatant disregard of this group for the life of innocent people, the people of Marawi. They attacked the city and put the lives of everyone in Marawi in grave danger, including women, children, and the elderly. It is the people of Marawi who suffered because of their evil un-Islamic deeds,” Bautista said.

“We call on our people to stand and unite against terrorism. The fight against terrorism is not the sole duty of the security sector but the responsibility of everyone,” the officer added.