Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NPA attacks Baggao town, 2 civilians hurt

From the Philippine Information Agency (Jun 27): NPA attacks Baggao town, 2 civilians hurt

BAGGAO, Cagayan - Two civilians were wounded in an attack perpetrated by alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPAs) operating here.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) here reported that some 30 members of the NPA attacked Sunday night the home of retired army soldier, Dexter Remodaro, who was not at home when the incident happened.

Police records revealed Vilma B. Raguingan and Jeraise Raguingan who were inside the house during the attack sustained bullet wounds.

Police Regional Office-2 director, Chief Supt. Robert Quenery, condemned the atrocity committed by the NPAs not only for the household of the veteran Army soldier, who has been enjoying the fruits of his labor in the service of his country, but also for the people of Baggao who only want to live peacefully.

“Violence has no place in Cagayan Valley whose people only wanted to live in peace and harmony,” Quenery said.

Earlier this year, the NPAs have been relatively active in region 2 following their attack at the Police Station of Maddela in Quirino province on April 29.

The NPAs, during the incident, killed one policeman and carted away 10 fireams.

On May 4, 2017, barely a week later after the Quirino attack, a group of communist rebels attacked the Amulung Police Sub-station here and took away another four long firearms belonging to the station.

Government forces are now conducting hot pursuit operations against the attackers, who fled towards the mountainous parts of this town.


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