Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NPAs torch 2 cell site power generators

From the Manila Times (Jun 19): NPAs torch 2 cell site power generators

CATANAUAN, Quezon: At least 10 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) reportedly torched two power generator sets of a Globe cell site in Barangay Tuhian, this town on Sunday night.

Barangay (village) chairman Leopoldo Quindoza told Catanauan police that the rebels were wearing Army patterned camouflage when they forcibly entered the compound, setting fire to two of the three generator sets.

Introducing themselves as NPAs, they then boarded a white van and fled towards neighboring Mulanay town at past 8 p.m.

As they escaped, the rebels detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), approximately 20 meters from the main road, hitting the vehicle of responding troops of the 85th Infantry Battalion along Brgy. Ayos.

Two soldiers were wounded but have been discharged from the hospital after treatment. The facility continues to operate with one remaining generator set.


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