NPA offensives in Quezon and Kalinga
NO LESS THAN seven tactical offensives were launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the provinces of Quezon and Kalinga this past weeks. This resulted in 12 casualties on the side of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
NPA-Quezon (Apolonio Mendoza Command) successively conducted five armed actions from June 11 to 26. Three of these were ambush operations against the 80th and 85th IB wherein three soldiers were killed and six others were wounded.
Another soldier was wounded in a harassment operation by the same NPA unit last June 11 in Lopez, Quezon. Soldiers occupying Barangay Malabahay, Macalelon were also sniped last June 26.
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and another was wounded in a harassment operation of the NPA-Kalinga (Lejo Cawilan Command) against the 50th IB in Barangay Balantoy, Balbalan, Kalinga last May 30.