Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Cop wounded in Masbate NPA attack

From InterAksyon (Jun 15): Cop wounded in Masbate NPA attack

Suspected New People’s Army fighters attacked five motorcycle-riding policemen in Pio V. Corpuz town, Masbate Wednesday morning, wounding one of them.

An initial report reaching the Bicol regional police office said the policemen were heading back to the town center after providing security at the village feast of Barangay Bunducan when they were attacked in Barangay Casabangan around 6:15 a.m.

Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, regional police spokesperson, said the policemen managed to fight back.

She said Police Officer 2 Rodolfo Tayong Jr. was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The police and military were pursuing the rebels as of this posting.

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