Stray bullet kills girl in Maguindanao firefight

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2016 04:00 PM | Updated as of Jul 13 2016 04:04 PM

A 12-year-old girl was killed while two soldiers were wounded in a firefight between government troops and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao province Wednesday morning.

The names of the girl and the two wounded soldiers from 34th Infantry Battalion have not been disclosed as of posting.

The skirmish happened at 6 a.m. in the vicinity of Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay.

The girl who lived near the area died after she was allegedly hit by a stray bullet.