Thursday, July 20, 2017

Negros cop chief, 4 others slain in NPA ambush

From InterAksyon (Jul 21): Negros cop chief, 4 others slain in NPA ambush

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The chief of police of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental and four of his men were killed, while two others were wounded, in an ambush believed staged by the New People’s Army Friday morning, the military said.

Lieutenant Colonel Eliezer Losañes, commander of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, told Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod that Superintendent Arnel Arpon and his men were attacked between 10-10:30 a.m. in Barangay Magsaysay while responding to a call from Councilor Edison Dela Rita, who reported that he and his driver had also been attacked.

The rebels have yet to issue a statement on the incident.

Thursday night, in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental, troops of the 62nd Infantry Battalion also clashed with rebels, the unit’s commander, Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Bañez told the radio station.

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