NPA-Surigao del Sur seizes R4 rifle
The New People’s Army (NPA)-Surigao del Sur ambushed soldiers of the 75th IB riding a habal-habal (motorbike transport) along Purok 2, Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel last March 14. An R4 rifle was seized from the soldiers, one of whom was killed in action. The soldiers were returning from combat operations from adjacent communities.
The NPA unit meanwhile apologized that a civilian driver was wounded in the ambush.
Seven soldiers were killed in a counter-offensive mounted by the NPA-Bukidnon against operating troops of the 1st Scout Rangers Battalion and 8th IB in Sitio Kiito, Barangay Can-ayan, Malaybalay City at noon last March 3. Another soldier was killed in a counter-raid of the NPA against the 88th IB in Sitio Bendum, Barangay Busdi of the same city last March 9.
In Agusan del Sur, two soldiers of the 67th IB were killed while seven other were wounded in an NPA ambush in Barangay Manat, Trento last March 12.
The NPA-Northern Samar (Rodante Urtal Command) mounted successive harassment operations in villages of Catubig town. Last February 16, the NPA fired at troopers of the PNP-Special Action Force at the boundaries of Barangay Roxas and Barangay San Jose (Hebobollao). Two soldiers were killed while two others were wounded.
In Barangay Tungodnon last February 21, the NPA fired at 20 operating troops of the enemy. Two were reportedly killed. Another operation was mounted by Red fighters against operating troops at CM Recto (Lobedico) last February 24.