NPA attacks soldiers securing mining roads in Agusan
Eight firearms were seized by the New People’s Army during a raid against the 29th IB in Barangay Maraiging, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte on September 28. Two R4 rifles, two M16-A1 rifles, an M14 rifle and three .45 calibre pistols were seized from the soldiers. Four soldiers were killed and two others were wounded.
The soldiers were serving as security forces to a road construction project of private company Z’Charles Construction. The project is touted as a “farm to market road” project but will actually serve as access roads by trucks and equipment of mining companies which plan to operate in the area.
In Rizal province, the NPA ambushed elements of the 80th IB operating at Sitio Ilas, Barangay Puray, Rodriguez on September 30. Two soldiers were killed.