NPA ambushes notorious AFP units

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Units of the New People’s Army (NPA) launched three ambushes in three provinces in recent weeks. The NPA targeted the most brutal and most important notorious units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in their respective area.

In Surigao del Sur, three were killed and one was injured among the operating troops of the Charlie Company of the 75th IB when Red fighters ambushed them in Barangay Mahaba, Marihatag on October 6. Soldiers were aboard three motorcycles when they were ambushed at around 7:35 a.m. The NPA fighters fired at them them from around seven meters.

In Masbate, an NPA unit ambushed members of the CAFGU traveling along the border of Barangay Mambog and Buenaflor in Dimasalang on October 7. One soldier was killed and another injured. They were aboard a motorcycle and were returning home from a 15-day guard duty at the 2nd IB detachment in Barangay Miabas, Palanas.

In Albay, the NPA ambushed a 16-man unit of the 49th IB in Barangay Bagacay, Jovellar on October 3. Seven soldiers were killed in the ambush. Four were confirmed to have been killed immediately during the clash. The next day, another body was found at the scene of the incident while two were seriously injured.


NPA ambushes notorious AFP units