Tension inside military camp in Basilan leaves one dead


A soldier died while one suffered injuries after a scuffle ensued between soldiers inside a military camp in Basilan.

Two soldiers shot each other at the detachment of the Marine battalion landing team-11 in Sitio Canas, Brgy. Calang, Canas in the municipality of Maluso, Basilan amid their preparation of the Noche Buena.

Based on the report of the Maluso Municipal Police station, the dead soldier was identified as Sgt. Errol Molin Chaves, 31 years old from Brgy. Poblacion, Bingwan, Iloilo City.

Chaves sustained a gunshot wounds in the chest and arm which caused his death.

Meanwhile, PFC Dave Bryan Cerbito Abang, 23 years old and resident of Tacurong City was injured during the said incident.

The report said that the two were on duty at the checkpoint which was located in front of the said detachment area when they had a dispute where they ended up shooting each other with their M16 armalite rifle.

The reason behind their dispute has yet to be determined.

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