NPA in Negros seizes 9 firearms

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Four rifles and five pistols were seized by units of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros island in two tactical offensives over the past two weeks. The NPA-Masbate also reported an ambush against CAFGU members and military agents.

The NPA-Northern Negros ambushed the counterinsurgency unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) patrolling Sitio Calanugan, Barangay Minapasuk, Calatrava, Negros Occidental on August 9. Seized from them were four rifles, a .45 caliber pistol and bullets.

A policeman was killed and three others were injured in the ambush. Meanwhile, the people’s army ensured the safety of civilians riding a canter truck and a rescue vehicle that were following the police patrol car.

In Negros Oriental, the NPA-Central Negros confiscated four pistols from military agent Pen-pen Fajardo at Sitio Mora, Barangay Pinukawan, Vallehermoso on August 13. Fajardo was known to work and collaborate with soldiers. He also has numerous cases of abuse and harassment of residents, including indiscriminate shootings in the community.

In Masbate, CAFGU elements and vigilante military agents were injured in an NPA ambush in Barangay Bonifacio, Uson, Masbate on August 9. They were riding in a pick-up truck which Red fighters blew up using explosives.

NPA in Negros seizes 9 firearms