3 civilians hurt in NPA rebels’ attack in Masbate town

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Troopers from the 903rd Infantry Brigade are now conducting pursuit operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) band who fired indiscriminately at the temporary patrol base of the 93rd Division Reconnaissance Company and wounded three civilians at Sitio Guiwanon, Barangay Danao, San Jacinto, Masbate Sunday morning.

1st Lt. Clint Antipala, 903rd Infantry Brigade spokesperson, said the victims, one of whom is now in critical condition, were rescued by the troops shortly after the attack.

The rebels indiscriminately fired on the camp at 8:40 a.m. and immediately made their getaway when troops returned fire.

Antipala said security forces immediately gave first aid to the still unnamed victims and transported them to the nearest hospital in mainland Masbate for treatment. PNA


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