NPA ambushes abusive soldiers and police
The New People’s Army (NPA) ambushed operating troopers of the 19th IB in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Matuguinao on September 26. Five soldiers were killed and 12 others were wounded.
In Northern Samar, an NPA unit fired at CAFGU and 43rd IB troopers in Barangay Pagsang-an, San Roque during the last week of September.
The NPA-Albay ambushed a police unit aboard a vehicle along the highway of Barangay Cawayan, Manito on September 28. The police mobile overturned and two soldiers were wounded.
On the same day, the NPA-Mindoro ambushed elements of the 403rd Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) in Barangay Sta. Teresita, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. The wounded soldiers scrambled and left behind their transport. Red fighters torched the said vehicle. Simultaneously, another NPA unit attacked a detachment of the 403rd RMFB in Barangay Cabalwa in the same town.
The NPA-Mindoro mounted two sniping operations last September 16 and 22 against elements of the 203rd IBde occupying Barangay Monteclaro in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
The NPA-Central Panay blasted operating troopers of the 12th IB in Barangay Binulosan Piqueño Calinog, Iloilo on September 17. A day earlier, Red fighters harassed troopers conducting psywar ops in Barangay Masaroy under the guise of Retooled Community Support Program.
The NPA unit also reported two other harassment operations against 12th IB troopers in barangays Roosevelt and Tacayan in Tapaz, Capiz last August and July. A soldier was killed and two others were wounded.
In Barangay Baluan, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, at least three soldiers were killed in an encounter on July 26. A Red fighter was martyred during the firefight.