THREE members of the Philippine National Police–Special Action Force (PNP–SAF) were wounded in an encounter with the Guerilla Front 53 of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Natuntungan, Barangay Bagumbayan, Magpet, North Cotabato on Tuesday morning.
Reports at Camp Crame identified the wounded as PO2 Jop Limangan, PO2 Jhong Bilang and PO2 Rudy Ticangen. The three were with troops from the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion patrolling the area when the incident happened.
The reports said six unidentified people were taken into police custody after they were seen at the encounter site.
Magpet Police Chief Senior Insp. Reylan Mamon said the six were taken for verification purposes.