Saturday, June 27, 2020

2 wounded militiamen in Iligan get aid from Army

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 27, 2020): 2 wounded militiamen in Iligan get aid from Army (By Divina Suson)

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ILIGAN CITY – Two members of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA), who were wounded when their detachment was harassed by suspected fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA), received assistance from the Philippine Army on Saturday.

Lt. Liza Mira, civil-military operations officer of the Army's 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, said the militiamen – whose identities had not been released – are in stable condition in a hospital
after the raid on their outpost in Barangay Kalilangan here Friday.

Minutes after the attack, she said the military received a text message from a certain “Roxanne”, who identified herself as a media liaison officer for the NPA - North Central Mindanao Region (NCMR) and claimed that “a team of NPA sniped and harassed a detachment in Barangay Dulag... one killed, one wounded.”

Mira denied the claim, saying no one died on the government side during the incident.

Lt. Col. Domingo Dulay, 4MIB commanding officer, said a pursuit operation was ongoing against the suspect, adding that two armored vehicles were deployed to the harassed militia detachment.

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