NPA-Western Samar seizes R4 rifle in ambush

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Red fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA)-Western Samar (Arnulfo Ortiz Command) seized an R4 rifle when it ambushed elements of the 3rd IB in Barangay Gayondato, San Jorge, Western Samar, at 9 a.m. on May 14. The offensive killed Cpl. Reycon Remedio and injured another soldier.

The report said 3rd IB soldiers went out of their camp in Barangay Gayondato to bathe when the Red fighters opened fire.

Prior to the ambush, the NPA also conducted harassment operations against CAFGU detachments. People’s army units harassed a CAFGU detachment in Barangay Santo Niño, Motiong and Barangay San Fernando, Jiabong where a soldier and a CAFGU member were killed.

In Oriental Mindoro, the NPA-Mindoro (Lucio de Guzman Command) fired shots at 4th IB soldiers in a military camp in Sitio Sigao, Barangay Lisap, Bongabong on May 20. The soldiers have been encamped in the area imposing martial law on people since 2022.

In Negros Oriental, the NPA-Central Negros (Leonardo Panaligan Command) launched two harassment operations against the 62nd IB. They attacked the 62nd IB bases in Barangay Malangsa, Vallehermoso on May 24 and Barangay Hinakpan, Guihulngan City on May 27.

NPA-Western Samar seizes R4 rifle in ambush