NPA-Eastern Samar seizes 3 firearms
The New People’s Army (NPA)-Eastern Samar was able to seize an R4 rifle during an ambush against operating troops of the 52nd IB at Sitio Casapa, Denigpian, Dolores, Eastern Samar on July 3.
Four days later, an NPA unit blasted a detachment at Sitio Casapa, Barangay 4 Poblacion, Jipapad. Five were killed including the detachment commanding officer, while four others were wounded. A Gloc pistol and .45 caliber pistol were seized from them.
In Northern Samar, an NPA unit mounted two sniping operations against the 20th IB last July 8 in barangays San Jose and Epaw in Las Navas.
Four were killed while 17 others were wounded among 9th ID troopers during an ambush mounted by the NPA-Masbate in the morning of July 10. The 24 troopers were on their way to Sitio Balunos, Barangay Rizal, Dimasalang when they were attacked. The ambushed troops were deployed to reinforce around 1,000 soldiers deployed across Masbate in the past two months.
The 3rd Marine Battalion Landing Team covered up the actual number of their casualties after being ambushed by a unit of the NPA-Palawan last July 13. A platoon of soldiers were walking at Sitio Kayasan, Nicanor Zabala, Roxas, Palawan when they were attacked.