NPA ambushes soldiers securing destructive logging in Sultan Kudarat
The New People’s Army (NPA)-Sultan Kudarat ambushed 57th IB soliders aboard a 6×6 truck in Purok Dulangan, Km 18, Barangay Salangsang, Lebak last May 14. The said military unit serves as guards to the destructive logging operations of the D.M. Consunji Inc.
Three soldiers were killed in action while four others were wounded. The Lumad Dulangan-Manobo ang Moro masses celebrated the successful offensive against the 57th IB. Lumad residents have long endured the threats, harassment and forced surrender campaign of the military.
In Surigao del Sure, a solider of the 3rd Special Forces Battalion was killed in a sniping operatuon of Red fighters last May 3 in Diatagon, Lianga. The said enemy unit was in the middle of combat operations when fired upon by the NPA.