Monday, March 26, 2018

Soldier hurt in NPA attack in Albay

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Mar 24): Soldier hurt in NPA attack in Albay

A still unidentified Army soldier was hurt in an attack staged by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Saturday morning in a remote village in Camalig town in Albay province.

A platoon of soldiers was going to Barangay (village) Magogon to hold a dialogue with villagers as part of the Army’s community support program when the attack happened about 10:30 a.m., Capt. Joash Pramis, spokesperson of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division said.

At least five NPA rebels armed with assault rifles fired at the soldiers, hitting one of them, Pramis said in a phone interview.

A firefight that resulted lasted for around five minutes after which the rebels immediately fled towards a mountainous area.

The wounded soldier was brought to the University of Santo Thomas
(UST) Hospital in this city for treatment.

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