SIX soldiers and a civilian were wounded on Monday after members of the New People’s Army (NPA) detonated an improvised explosive device that struck a military truck in Iloilo. The rebels also attacked a construction company also in the province and burned millions worth of heavy equipment.
Lt. Col. Enriqueto Deocadez Jr., commander of the Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion, said his troops were aboard two military trucks going to Antique when the NPA detonated a homemade bomb along the highway in San Juan, Iloilo, at about 3:50 a.m.
Deocadez said that the troops managed to disembark from the trucks and engaged more or less 10 NPA rebels.
However, six Army soldiers and a civilian identified as Bryan Servano, suffered from shrapnel wounds.