NPA-Central Negros strikes police and military forces
Units of the New People’s Army (NPA)-Central Negros mounted three offensive actions against police forces and 62nd IB soldiers in the past two weeks.
A soldier of the 62nd IB stationed at the detachment in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental was killed and another was wounded after being fired upon by Red fighters on July 30. The armed offensive aims to disrupt the soldiers’ combat operations.
From July 19 to July 30, 200 soldiers were stationed in the barangays of Trinidad, Luz and Plagatasanon Proper in Guihulngan City. Cases of illegal search of residents’ houses were reported during this period. They also encamped at Kambairan Elementary School in Barangay Trinidad.
A policeman was injured when the NPA fired at the detachment in Sitio Hinugpayan, Barangay Luz, Guihulngan City on the evening of August 2.
In another harassment operation, a soldier of the 62nd IB was wounded in Barangay Sikatuna, Isabela, Negros Occidental on July 25.