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One Soldier Killed, One Injured In Philippine Bombing

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2002 – One U.S. soldier was killed and another injured today after a bomb went off outside a Philippine military facility, said a DoD spokesperson.

Department of Defense officials identify the soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wayne Jackson, 40, of Glennie, Mich. Jackson was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group, Ft. Lewis, Wash.

The bombing occurred about 8:30 p.m. local time at the facility, located about two miles west of Camp Navarro. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the act, the spokesperson noted.

The soldiers were assigned to a 260-member U.S. special operations task force.

Initial reports point to a motorcycle-mounted bomb, the spokesperson added, noting that the incident is under investigation.

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