NPA-Negros ambushes police
The New People’s Army-South Central Negros ambushed police forces along the highway of Sitio Candida 2, Barangay Bi-ao, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental last February 13. Two police personnel were wounded. The NPA belied police reports that a 15-year old civilian was wounded in the NPA action. According to the NPA unit which carried out the attack, the victim was hit by a bullet when a policeman fired his gun indiscriminately while fleeing towards the community.
In Negros Oriental, a 62nd IB trooper was wounded in a sniping operation against its detachment in Barangay Guba, Vallehermoso last February 10. In Bukidnon, two 8th IB troopers were killed in an NPA harassment operation last February 11 in Sitio Bendum, Barangay Busdi, Malaybalay City. An NPA unit in Agusan del Norte fired at a 65th IB detatchment in Barangay Tagbungabong, Remedios T. Romualdez last February 6, wounding a solder.
Meanwhile, the NPA-Central Negros seized four pistols and a shotgun when it raided the house of intelligence assets of the 62nd IB in Barangay Malansa, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental last February 16. Three military assets were killed in the gunfight.