Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cop dead in clash with NPA

From the Mindanao Times (Jul 20): Cop dead in clash with NPA

A POLICE officer assigned to the Provincial Public Safety Company of Bukidnon was killed in an encounter, together with the Special Forces Battalion, against the communist rebels in Barangay Concepcion, Pangantucan, Bukidnon on Wednesday afternoon.

Supt. Lemuel Gonda, spokesperson of Police Regional Office (PRO) X, said that around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, joint personnel of PPSC Bukidnon and one section of Special Forces Battalion were conducting combat operation when they encountered an undetermined number of New People’s Army rebels.
The NPAs are believed to be members of Guerrilla Front 68 operating in Barangay Concepcion.

The firefight lasted for about 30 minutes before the rebels fled. The encounter also resulted to wounding PO1 John Herbert C. Pingol who sustained a gunshot wound in the back. The operating troops provided first aid to Pingol but he later died.

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