Friday, February 13, 2015

Mom hurt in NPA attack

From Tempo (Feb 13): Mom hurt in NPA attack

A 32-year-old working mother was hit by a stray bullet when some 15 heavily armed members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a military detachment in Barangay Anitapan, Mabini town, Compostela Valley province, at about 3:15 p.m., Wednesday.

The Army’s 10th Infantry Division (10th ID) reported that the detachment was manned by members of Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU).

The victim, identified as Lucrisia Lisondra, a resident of Purok 2 in Anitapan was hit in her right butt and was immediately rushed by the members of Peace and Development Team (PDT) of the 71st IB to the Regional Hospital in Tagum City for treatment, the report added.

Lt. Vergel Lacambra, chief of the public affairs office of 10thID said that Lisondra was gathering firewood when she heard gunshots.

She immediately ran towards the direction of her house to get her children for safety when she noticed some blood on her legs.

It was then that she realized that she was hit by a bullet from the attacking NPA rebels, the report added.

Lt. Col. Dennis Tanzo, commander of 71st IB, condemned the recent NPA attack that wounded a working mother.

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