NPA mounts harrassment and demolition operations
The New People’s Army (NPA) units launched a series of harassment and demolition operations during the past two weeks.
In Barangay Das-agan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on June 27, Red fighters opened fire on the 41st Division Reconnaissance Company’s operating troops at approximately 4:30 p.m. One soldier was killed in the said operation.
The NPA-Sorsogon drove away soldiers encamped for three weeks in the evacuation center and chapel of Barangay Calpi, Bulan, Sorsogon after firing shots at soldiers on July 6 at around 8:30 p.m. The soldiers scampered in fear and took cover in nearby houses. They used civilians as shields and fired indiscriminately in all directions. Another NPA unit followed this harassment operation by detonating an explosive at the fence of the 22nd IB camp in Barangay Calmayon, Juban on July 10.
A CAFGU element was killed when shot by the NPA-North Central Mindanao in Barangay Lawaan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental on July 7. A .45 calibre pistol was seized from him.